CoCA, Christchurch, NZ (until 28.05.17)
D. Shrig has made a bunch of new stuff in collaboration with Third Drawer Down.
“Third Drawer Down Studio have been collaborating with David Shrigley since his exhibition at The National Gallery of Victoria where we put together The General Store with objects from Inflatable Swans to parts of our permanent collection like the I’ve Done Nothing mug. Our collection with David Shrigley continues to grow and expand and we can’t wait to show you what’s next. David Shrigley is a Third Drawer Down favourite both for his angst about modern living, his disappointments and his cynicism.”
“A personal message from the author:
Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don’t know what the HELL is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible for running THE COUNTRY. They don’t know the difference between a PRECIOUS JEWELand a piece of animal turd. Their ideas are MEANINGLESS, illustrated using RUBBISH imagery (often made by a computer). The stupid words they write are always in BAD FONTS.
Yet still people HEED this nonsense. Maybe YOU are one of these people?
It’s alright. I am here to HELP you. I have a FULLY-COMPOSED WORLD VIEW. I have STRONG opinions aboutEVERYTHING. And my ideas are HAND-ILLUSTRATED and use REAL HANDWRITING that you can trust. I know exactly what’s going on and am WILLING to share my thoughts with you. If you LISTEN to what I say then things will quickly improve.
No more weak messages. No more bad situations. Shall we proceed?”
David has a new record out…
Listening To Slayer
“David Shrigley’s collaboration and friendship with solo musician Iain Shaw stretches back years, with the duo making a super limited CDr compilation entitled “Awesome” back in 2013. The match is perfect, in a sense. Shrigley’s off-kilter social observational lyricism marries with Shaw’s off-beat delivery to create a separate entity. On Listening To Slayer, Shrigley has penned 3 songs that have been set to music by Shaw with witty, surreal results.”
Get more info and buy it at Monorail.