Exhibition: Mayfiar tennis ball exchange

This exhibition CLOSED on Sat, 8th Jan 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

The British artist expands his conceptual practice with a new body of work comprising an interactive installation, large-scale neon and clock. A selection of works on paper will also be released online during the show. Characteristically deadpan in their humour, these quick-witted drawings satirise everyday occurrences and conversations. The exhibition precedes Shrigley’s major survey project, which opens at K Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea in December 2021.

The evolving installation ‘Mayfair Tennis Ball Exchange’ transforms the two spaces of Gallery 1.

Visitors are invited to bring an old ball to swap with a new one from the numerous shelves that line the walls. Gradually the rows of yellow spheres are replaced with misshapen and discoloured forms that represent the joy of trade. Discussing the origins of this work, Shrigley explains: “My dog likes tennis balls. I throw them and she chases them. [Her interest is] more about exchange than possession.”

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Stephen Friedman Gallery,

25-28 Old Burlington Street,

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