david shrigley: drawings and paintings
18 March 2016 - 20 April 2016Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present its eighth solo show by acclaimed British artist David Shrigley. Using acrylic paint and oil stick, he returns to his ubiquitous satirical combination of drawing and text with new large-scale works on paper. Working with oil stick for the first time, here Shrigley riffs on Op Art, with insertions of dry humour that cut to the point of human nature and everyday situations.
david shrigley: arms fayre
8 February 2012 - 10 March 2012Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce ‘Arms Fayre', a solo exhibition of new work by acclaimed British artist David Shrigley. Presented here for the first time is a group of ceramic sculptures, the artist's most recent taxidermy curiosity and a brand new animation made especially for this exhibition.
29 November 2007 - 19 January 2008David Shrigley, the Glasgow-based British artist returns to Stephen Friedman Gallery for his fifth exhibition.‘GOD IS IDLE' - exclaimed a monumental wall painting included in David Shrigley's recent solo exhibition at the Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. In Shrigley's world we might very well assume that God is idle; dark, troubling, parodic and often contradictory thoughts and actions spiral wildly out of control.
10 September 2004 - 8 October 2004Stephen 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 poignant and make interesting the mundane.
9 March 2001 - 11 April 2001Witty, prolific and darkly humorous, Shrigley's drawings pinpoint moments in a disjointed stream of consciousness and reveal an offbeat world. Eccentric moral dilemmas must be faced at every turn. Every situation is simultaneously bizarre and vaguely familiar. Unusual habits, dreams, facial features, school playgrounds and bodily functions are all fair game. Shrigley's photographs record discreet interventions that the artist has orchestrated in various landscapes and interiors. Often extremely funny, these are the sort of things you never come across in real life, but wish you did.