David Shrigley

HOW ARE YOU FEELING? Takes visitors on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley.

By Matthew Tyas | May 9th '12

This October, Cornerhouse is delighted to present a major exhibition of new and recent work by acclaimed artist David Shrigley. HOW ARE YOU FEELING? will feature a range of drawings, paintings, sculpture and never-seen-before live performance. Taking visitors on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley, this extraordinary exhibition will offer an unequalled, live and interactive experience.

David Shrigley work images

‘How Are You Feeling?’ is a familiar phrase often used in self-help, psychiatry and the diagnosis of psychosis. For this exhibition, Shrigley offers art-therapy to visitors to help them cope with “an increasingly crazy and poorly signposted world”. Alongside the works on display in the galleries, the artist will also direct local actors to present a series of unique and often participatory performance-based works at set times and dates. Other exhibition highlights include a ‘show and tell’ lecture by David.

I think they are going to let me do whatever I want there. I may destroy parts of the building and re-build them in an interesting way.

Shrigley on 13 October, and tours led by one of Britain’s most loved comedians, Harry Hill, on 01 December 2012.
Shrigley adds “I’m very happy to be showing at Cornerhouse. I think they are going to let me do whatever I want there. I may destroy parts of the building and re-build them in an interesting way. I will bring all my skills to the task; I may also use witchcraft. I feel a strong bond with the people from Manchester – I may have lived here in a former life. I think the people of Manchester are very exotic and interesting and I am excited to be amongst them.”

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.

The exhibition will be preceded by a 12-day residency at Cornerhouse, where the artist will create new works that respond to the Manchester gallery spaces.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING? is curated by artist Mike Chavez-Dawson.
Tickets & Information: 0161 200 1500
Gallery opening times: Mon: Closed, Tue – Sat: 12.00 – 20.00, Sun: 12.00 – 18.00
Cornerhouse,
70 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 5NH