Turk’s piece, Transubstantiation provides viewers with a comical expression of the Skip Gallery ethos, a humorous commentary on consumerism that will be launched in Hoxton Square on Thursday 16th November. Known for his subversive sculptural works that question artistic identity and authorship, Turk brings his classic style to the pop up gallery, questioning the very nature of a skip as a place to dispose of rubbish, and our relationship to what we choose to throw away.
Catherine Borowski says “Skip Gallery’s latest installation with YBA artist Gavin Turk is an exciting collaboration that takes an ironic look at the old adage that ‘modern art is a load of rubbish’. Turk’s piece is a reminder of the mundane everyday taken to its limit by its placement in the context of a gallery space.”
For this installation, Skip Gallery will return to its inaugural space in the car parking space opposite 19 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB, a site that is fitting for Turk’s collaboration, who exhibited The Golden Thread (a series of casts of black refuse bags) in the now closed down White Cube Hoxton Square over a decade ago.
Skip Gallery is going from strength to strength, from home grown installations to low fi works by David Shrigley, the team behind Skip Gallery continue to surprise, amuse and inspire with their varied presentations and collaborations.
Skip Gallery presents Gavin Turk
Location: In the parking space opposite 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB
Private View: Thursday 16th November 6-8pm