Last year, David Shrigley dazzled the crowds in Trafalgar Square when his colossal, seven-metre-tall bronze sculpture of a hand making the thumbs-up sign was unveiled. With his new exhibition, he’s gone small. And not quite so grand. His work has gone on display in a skip in Hoxton Square.
Skip Gallery was set up by artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker as a fresh way of showcasing art. And we can’t think of anyone better for the space than Shrigley. His work is generally daft – absurdist little statements about the futility of life and suchlike, typically with a cheeky subtext. And here, with a set of bronze letters spelling out ‘LOOK AT THIS’, he seems to be poking fun at the sheer process of looking at art. In particular, looking at art in a space usually reserved for mounds of rubbish.
Whatever it means, we like it. Thumbs up, Dave!
David Shrigley’s work will be on display Thur Jun 22-Sun Jun 25 at Skip Gallery, Hoxton Square. For more info, head to www.skipgallery.com.