David Shrigley: HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
We are delighted to present a major exhibition of new and recent work by acclaimed artist David Shrigley.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING? features a range of drawings, paintings, sculpture and never-seen-before live performance. Taking you on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley, this extraordinary exhibition offers an unequalled, live and interactive experience.
‘How Are You Feeling?’ is a familiar phrase often used in self-help, psychiatry and the diagnosis of psychosis. For this exhibition, Shrigley offers you art-therapy to help you cope with “an increasingly crazy and poorly signposted world”. Many of the works in the show invite your participation in order to complete them: take time out and relax on one of the sculptural beds provided in each gallery; contribute your own sketches to the wall of life-drawings using Shrigley’s naked humanoid figure as your model; or download a script from our website to act out a new Shrigley penned play on stage in gallery 3.
David Shrigley is best known for his canny, farcical and deliberately dysfunctional cartoon-like drawings that observe everyday fears of the human condition and conventional social matters. Finding humour in the bizarre and inconsequential with immediate and attainable appeal, his work often asks questions about the nature of contemporary art and its audience. He has had an international career spanning two decades and had a weekly cartoon in The Guardian’s Weekend Magazine.
David Shrigley’s new book HOW ARE YOU FEELING?, published in tandem with the exhibition will be published by Canongate on Thu 4 October. The book will be available from our bookshop and website for the special price of £10 during the exhibition (RRP £12.99).
Exhibition supported by:
Galleries 1, 2 & 3
Sat 6 Oct 2012 – Sun 6 Jan 2013
Mon - Closed, Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Artists: David Shrigley
Curators: Mike Chavez-Dawson