Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by David Shrigley in 2015 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.
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This is a work titled Untitled (Egg) by artist David Shrigley made in 2015. The materials are acrylic on paper, and the dimensions are 29.925 inches by 22.075 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Please don't neglect me) by artist David Shrigley made in 2015. The materials are acrylic on paper, and the dimensions are 29.875 inches by 22.075 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (You will get dirty...) by artist David Shrigley made in 2015, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Human Rights) by artist David Shrigley made in 2015, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Good, Evil) by artist David Shrigley made in 2015, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Ridiculous) by artist David Shrigley, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Huge) by artist David Shrigley, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Look) by artist David Shrigley, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled by artist David Shrigley, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is a work titled Untitled (Occupied) by artist David Shrigley, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 60.375 inches by 43.75 inches.This is an animation titled Start/Finish by artist David Shrigley made in 2015. The video is one minute 33 seconds long.This is a work titled Untitled (For viewing...) by artist David Shrigley, the material is acrylic on paper and the dimensions are 29.925 inches by 22.075 inches.

Press Release

David Shrigley
April 16 –
May 23, 2015

April 1, 2015—In his sixth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, British artist David Shrigley presents 78 drawings, two sculptures and one animation. The drawings, ink and acrylic on paper in two distinct sizes, depict a variety of situations involving humans, animals, parts of their bodies and other stuff. The sculptures are of two oversized objects, a subtractor (a calculator with limited function keys), and a working telephone that is hooked up to the gallery’s main phone line. The animation in the back gallery is a drawn and slightly altered version of the Sega arcade game, Out Run.

 

Like a great skeptical underground project, Shrigley’s conceptual, idea-based art is a never-ending stream of curious propositions and eccentric moral dilemmas. With acerbic humor and strangely profound insights, the artist lays bare the ambiguities, comedy and pathos of everyday life. According to the artist, most aspects of life have the potential to be “ridiculous, absurd, awkward, funny and meaningless all at once.”

 

Shrigley has consistently experimented with different media and formats, although drawing has been the mainstay of his practice. This exhibition focuses on the economy and eloquence of his unique, funny drawings on paper, with their pared-down, crude graphic forms and puttering script. In all these works, the artist furthers his exploratory unraveling of the world around him with images and words that beckon the viewer to enjoy the liberating power of a good laugh.

 

With over 40 books to his name, David Shrigley is a well-published author and artist. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (2015); the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (both 2014); the Hayward Gallery, London; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and the Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester (all 2012). Shrigley has participated in group shows such as Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2014); SUPER Visions - Drawing and Being, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany; Sous influences, arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France; The System of Objects, DESTE Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (all 2013); Funny, Flag Art Foundation, New York; Zoo, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (both 2012); A Sense of Humor, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2008); and Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London (2007). In 2013, Shrigley was nominated for the Turner Prize and that same year he received the Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth commission, a large public-art project to be realized in 2016.

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