Gloucester Road

David Shrigley

11 September 2003 – 31 December 2003

Part of the following series:

Gloucester Road Commission

For the second in a series of billboard projects at Gloucester Road Underground station, Platform for Art is pleased to present 10 large-scale photographs by Glasgow-based artist, David Shrigley.

The photographs, selected from Shrigley’s recent works, are records of small interventions that the artist has performed in various everyday situations. The tone of the resulting images sits somewhere between the whimsical and the philosophical.

Shrigley’s work is for people who laugh at the crises and little tragedies of everyday life or the limits of daily routines. He makes fun of things that you could get depressed about and engages with the everyday doubts and fears of the human condition, articulating odd moral dilemmas with black humour and wit.

Shrigley’s drawings, which combine a cartoon-like style with a dark, dry humour, have become well known to audiences both in the UK and internationally. This exhibition promises to extend his audience still further: some one million Tube passengers each month will see the works on display.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book: WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT, published by Redstone Press. In addition, a programme focusing on Shrigley will be shown on the Art Show on Channel 4 in the autumn.

The images in the exhibition are printed by Concorde Graphics; bringing 30 years experience of printing for fashion and retail to the production of modern and contemporary fine art.

You will also be able to see work by David Shrigley in the following exhibitions:

David Shrigley
Kunsthaus Zurich
29 August – 9 November 2003

EU3 Group drawing show at Stephen Friedman Gallery
10 September – 11 October 2003

The Unhomely Group show at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
November 2003 – January 2004.

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