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  • David Shrigley Cheers 2007 Expanding foam, rubber waders Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and BALTIC

    Colin Davison

    © BALTIC/the artist

  • David Shrigley Lightswitch (2007) Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

    © the artist

David Shrigley

10 September 2008 - 9 November 2008

BALTIC presents a David Shrigley exhibition injected with his typical dead-pan humour and intuitive wit. Shrigley's nonsensical and anarchic voice is ever present in work that he describes as in a sense ‘about everything and nothing’.

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David Shrigley is perhaps best known for his intuitive drawings that are typically dead-pan in their humour. His cartoon-like sketches are deliberately dysfunctional and deal with everyday doubts and fears of the human condition. Throughout the work a nonsensical and anarchic voice is ever present. With hand-written, unedited texts or assigned titles altering the perspective, the results range from poignant to absurd.

In sculpture, Shrigley plays with the physical form creating curious and eccentric propositions by transforming everyday objects or playing with scale. The exhibition at BALTIC will include new sculptural works which continue this theme. Recent works have included stuffed animals and doors, as well as tents and sleeping bags filled with expanding foam that grows uncontrollably, allowing the artist little influence over the final form.

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