catherine opie: wall street

30 November 2001 - 19 January 2002
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Wall Street, a new series of photographs by American artist Catherine Opie.

The Wall Street series denotes a geographical shift for Catherine Opie's work, from her West Coast background to Manhattan, and these images continue a central theme in her photographs. Like the Freeways and the Mini-malls series before, Wall Street presents us with those rare moments in which a place of great traffic and mass soc...

jap in a box

26 October 2001 - 26 November 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Jap in a Box, recent paintings and drawings by Masahiko Kuwahara, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Tam Ochiai and Hiroshi Sugito. These six artists have been selected because their artistic practices signify a break with previous tendencies in Japanese painting. Rather than conforming to institutional versions of Post-Painterly Abstraction, or following the latest fashion trend, their work incorporates elements of ...

thomas hirschhorn: laundrette

5 June 2001 - 21 July 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Laundrette, a major new work by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn.

This project, conceived specifically for the front space of the gallery, takes on the visual qualities of a laundrette. It evokes a similar atmosphere to that of a bright-lit, often uncomfortable space where a routine activity is carried out at regular intervals. The work is constructed from Hirschhorn's trademark materials: hand-made furniture, t...

yinka shonibare

25 April 2001 - 26 May 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present two new major works by British artist Yinka Shonibare: Dorian Gray, a large-scale photographic tableaux, at 12 Dolland Street in Vauxhall; and The Swing after Fragonard, a sculptural installation based on Jean-Honoré Fragonard's famous painting, at 25-28 Old Burlington Street.

Dorian Gray, Shonibare's latest photographic project, consists of twelve large-scale photographs and is based the 1945 screen adaptation of Oscar Wild...

david shrigley

9 March 2001 - 11 April 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new drawings and photographs by Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley.

Witty, 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 g...

rudolf stingel

24 January 2001 - 28 February 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by New York based artist Rudolf Stingel.

Stingel's ironic take on the painting process combines the heritages of the Abstract Expressionists with the industrial, mechanical procedures of the Minimalist tradition. Stingel confounds his role as a creator of unique art work by revelling in the anonymity of mass production. He also uses unlikely materials and colours that play with the accepted rigours of the Mini...