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David Shrigley
How Are You Feeling?

April 5 – May 7, 2012
Billboard next to the High Line at 18th Street and 10th Avenue

David Shrigley is known for his distinct breed of humorous drawings that are often crude, wry observations of daily life. His work takes a variety of forms besides drawings, including sculptures, animations, and books. By combining a stylistically simple, almost childish technique with dark contents and a unique deadpan approach, Shrigley provides a whimsical commentary on life and death.

For the High Line, Shrigley presents How Are You Feeling?, an iconic work which stands as a reminder of our fears, insecurities, and paranoia, which are so familiar to our contemporary society. Enlarged to gigantic dimensions, the billboard provides a daily memento that we can overcome our worries with humor.

Photos by Austin Kennedy.

David Shrigley

David Shrigley (b. 1968, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Shrigley had his first major UK retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, London. He has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2013); Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2012); Yvon Lambert, Paris (2011); Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland (2011); Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow (2010; M-Museum, Leuven, Belgium (2010); Mainz Kunsthalle, Mainz, Germany (2009); and the Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne (2008). Shrigley has also participated in a number of significant group exhibitions at international venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Serpentine Gallery, London; and the Tate Modern, London, among others.

Support

High Line Art is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art is supported by Vital Projects Fund, Inc., and, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. In-kind support provided by Maharam.

Space for High Line Billboard is donated by ParkFast.com.

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