paul mcdevitt

13 October 2004 - 13 November 2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by British artist Paul McDevitt.

McDevitt's intricate pencil drawings suggest a lost or undiscovered world. His subject matter is derived primarily from 1950s European cultural magazines as well as the artist's own photographs. Much of McDevitt's imagery focuses on anonymous graphic design. This ranges from the commercial styling of old publications to the municipal murals and street graffiti of Europe.

In McDe...

david shrigley

10 September 2004 - 8 October 2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new works by British artist David Shrigley.

David Shrigley can make grown men giggle. More worringly, he can also make insanity feel reassuring. Shrigley achieves this and much more through his endlessly imaginative observations and fantasies, in which his poetically sideways vision coaxes the world to undress and reveal its more unusual sides. He has the great ability to conspire with absurdity, collude with the poign...

donald moffett

28 May 2004 - 17 July 2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present D.C., a new series of paintings by American artist Donald Moffett. Moffett is particularly well known for his delicate and intensely controlled paintings. In his practice, Moffett has made autonomous abstract works and paintings with video projections that he calls "light loops". The result is a poetic mix of densely painted surfaces and deeply poignant imagery.

For D.C., Moffett has made a new series of projection paintings. ...

thomas hirschhorn

6 March 2004 - 8 May 2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Unfinished Walls, a major new project by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Hirschhorn's work highlights issues such as political oppression, human rights violations, regional wars, pollution, poverty and famine. By presenting an abundance of confrontational material, Hirschhorn implicates his audience in all of these issues. In Unfinished Walls - a metaphor for mental barriers, segregation and apathy - Hirschhorn continues to ...

catherine opie: surfers

29 January 2004 - 21 February 2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Surfers, a new series of photographs by American artist Catherine Opie.

The Surfers are large-scale colour photographs of seascapes taken along the Malibu coastline and portraits of surfers standing on the shore just after emerging from the water.

The Surfers were created after Opie returned from a one year residency at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she created the Icehouse series. Both the Iceh...