ARTNews: ‘Making a Mark and Not Trying to Express Something’: David Shrigley on Drawing, Theresa May, and Electric Guitars

Monday, Jun 03, 2019

"David Shrigley is known for drawings that balance dark sarcasm with heartfelt modesty. His mix of whimsy and morbidity has also been explored through sculpture, painting, and, over the past few years, music. His new show, “To Be of Use,” is on view at Art Omi in upstate Ghent, New York, through July 21, with new works including five electric guitars, a usable telephone (though with the number zero omitted), a calculator that can only subtract, and a piece called The Artist that is like a Roomba with a face that draws on the floor with markers placed in its nostrils."
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