Exhibition

George Shaw: The Sly and Unseen Day

25 May 2011 – 3 Jul 2011

Regular hours

Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free

South London Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 36,436
  • Oval, Vauxhall

Save Event: George Shaw: The Sly and Unseen Day

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

About

This solo exhibition by British artist George Shaw brings together paintings made over the past 15 years which chart the urban landscape of his childhood home on the Tile Hill Estate in Coventry. Painted in Humbrol enamels, more usually associated with boyhood model-making, and based on photographs, Shaw's works revisit landmarks remembered from his youth. Meticulously painted houses, pubs, underpasses and parks become autobiographical notes, frozen in time. Conflating memory and present day reality, Shaw's works take on an uncanny quality, alluding to a murkier side of contemporary society and collective subconscious.

A BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art touring exhibition curated by Laurence Sillars.

What to expect? Toggle

Comments

Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.