13 October 2004 - 13 November 2004Stephen 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.
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.
28 May 2004 - 17 July 2004Stephen 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.
6 March 2004 - 8 May 2004Stephen 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 shock and inspire with an overload of visual information.
Catherine Opie: Surfers
29 January 2004 - 21 February 2004Stephen 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.