HOW ARE YOU FEELING? features a range of drawings, paintings, sculpture and never-seen-before live performance. Taking you on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley, this extraordinary exhibition offers an unequalled, live and interactive experience.
‘How Are You Feeling?' is a familiar phrase often used in self-help, psychiatry and the diagnosis of psychosis. For this exhibition, Shrigley offers art-therapy to visitors to help them cope with "an increasingly crazy and poorly signposted world". Alongside the works on display in the galleries, the artist will also direct local actors to present a series of unique and often participatory performance-based works at set times and dates.
David Shrigley is best known for his canny, farcical and deliberately dysfunctional cartoon-like drawings that observe everyday fears of the human condition and conventional social matters. Finding humour in the bizarre and inconsequential with immediate and attainable appeal, his work often asks questions about the nature of contemporary art and its audience. He has had an international career spanning two decades and had a weekly cartoon in The Guardian's Weekend Magazine.
David Shrigley's new book HOW ARE YOU FEELING?, published in tandem with the exhibition, takes the reader on a journey around the human brain. "At the centre of the inside of the human brain's mind is the place where one can find the reasons why human beings behave in such peculiar, delightful and unpleasant ways," says Shrigley.
The exhibition runs from 6 October 2012 to 6 January 2013.