An Eyeful of Wry: Government Art Collection

Fri 20th Oct 2017 - Sun 26th Nov 2017 // 10:00 - 19:00

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An Eyeful of Wry: Government Art Collection

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Brynmor Jones Library

Event Dates

Fri 20th October - Sun 26th November

10:00 - 19:00

Event Details

Friday / Saturday / Sunday 20th October – 26th November
Fri: 10.00am – 7.00pm // Sat & Sun: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Free Admission – No booking required.

Presenting works rife with wit and a hint of the absurd, An Eyeful of Wry is an exhibition intent on exploring art cut with a wry sense of humour.

From droll, 18th – century caricatures by James Gillray, to satirical prints and Simon Faithfull’s video of an impossible journey, these works in different media explore our respective positions – the artist as the joker and the viewer as a sharp-eyed observer. They offer an insightful look at the blend of art and humour that has shaped the Government Art Collection since its inception.

Copyright: David Shrigley Courtesy: David Shrigley and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London