Solo Exhibition
25 May–21 July 2019

'David Shrigley: To Be Of Use’ at Art Omi, Newmark Gallery

Newmark Gallery, Ghent, New York, USA

'To Be Of Use' is a characteristically playful solo exhibition by David Shrigley, now on view at Art Omi, New York. The presentation is comprised of practical objects, each with a twist that undermines its anticipated function. ‘Problem Guitars' (2017) consists of a set of instruments which can be played, but in an altered capacity. Meanwhile an oversized telephone allows visitors to make phone calls, but only if the receiver's number doesn't contain a zero. Each week during the exhibition, 'The Artist' (2014) (a Roomba outfitted with markers protruding from its nostrils) will produce a drawing to add to the display.

A performance of 'Problem Guitars' will take place on Saturday 25 May, 3pm as part of Art Omi's Summer Season Opening in the Park, which commemorates the installation of new work in Art Omi's Sculpture & Architecture Fields.


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