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Anton Kern Gallery: DAVID SHRIGLEY - 16 Apr 2015 to 23 May 2015

Current Exhibition

16 Apr 2015 to 23 May 2015
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Anton Kern Gallery
532 West 20th Street
New York, NY
New York
North America
T: 1 212.367.9663
F: 1 212.367.8135

David Shrigley, Untitled (Human Rights), 2015
Acrylic on paper, 60 3/8 x 43 3/4 inches
Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Photo: Mark Woods

Artists in this exhibition: David Shrigley

David Shrigley

April 16 – May 23, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, April 16, 6 – 8pm

In his sixth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, British artist David Shrigley presents 78 drawings, two sculptures and one animation. The drawings, which are ink and acrylic on paper, depict a variety of situations involving humans, animals, parts of their bodies and other stuff. The sculptures are of two oversized objects, a subtractor (a calculator with limited function keys), and a working telephone that is hooked up to the gallery’s main phone line. The animation in the back gallery is a drawn and slightly altered version of the Sega arcade game, Out Run.
Like a great skeptical underground project, Shrigley’s conceptual, idea-based art is a never-ending stream of curious propositions and eccentric moral dilemmas. With acerbic humor and strangely profound insights, the artist lays bare the ambiguities, comedy and pathos of everyday life. According to the artist, most aspects of life have the potential to be “ridiculous, absurd, awkward, funny and meaningless all at once.”

Shrigley has consistently experimented with different media and formats, although drawing has been the mainstay of his practice. This exhibition focuses on the economy and eloquence of his unique, funny drawings on paper, with their pared-down, crude graphic forms and sputtering script.

David Shrigley, "Rules of the Gallery" tote bag for Anton Kern Gallery, 2015.In all these works, the artist furthers his exploratory unraveling of the world around him with images and words that beckon the viewer to enjoy the liberating power of a good laugh.


David Shrigley Rules of the Gallery Tote
Limited edition canvas tote bags produced by Baggu are now available in two colors. For more information please visit our webshop.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, April 16 and will run through Saturday, May 23, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. For further information and images, please contact the gallery at 212.367.9663, or email:  

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