In his over two decades of work, Shrigley had moved from his iconic and ironic drawings into sculpture, music, photography, animation and taxidermy. He brings his healthy love of the absurd and his humor to all these endeavors.
Three different aspects of the artist’s work are represented in this exhibition. A front gallery shows an installation of new ceramic sculptures titled, Bombs. Think of the bombs and missiles in every cartoon you saw as a child. These bombs are fragile, simple things and not the objects of war and destruction in the real world. Next is the new animation piece and then new taxidermy. If it sounds grim? It likely isn’t.
This exhibit coincides with another—a mid-career survey of the artist’s work running at the same time at the Hayward Gallery in London.