The gallery Hauser & Wirth opens its new London spaces in Savile Row with a major solo show with works by Martin Creed. Creed presents works across a variety of media in the south gallery, and a monumental sculpture in the north gallery. Martin Creed has also released a single and video.
The most prominent work is a gigantic ceiling-high neon sign that spins above the heads of the visitors, spanning the whole width of the large exhibition space. This new sculpture, titled “Mothers” lends the exhibition its name. In the south gallery, Creed presents paintings, photographic works, and a video.
Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, England in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow. He lives and works in London and Alicudi, Italy. In 2001 Creed won the Turner Prize for “The lights going on and off”. In recent years, Creed has worked on music, dance, writing, sculpture and painting.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include ‘Down Over Up’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2010); ‘Ballet Work No. 1020’, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (2010); ‘Things’, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2010); ‘Work No. 409’, Royal Festival Hall, London (2010); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (2009); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2008) and the Duveen Commission,Tate Britain, London (2008). The single ‘Thinking/Not Thinking’ is available digitally from 24 January 2011 on Telephone Records, Creed’s own label. A limited edition, CD / DVD and signed photographic artwork will be released on 28 February 2011. Audio produced by David Cunningham, video directed by Martin Creed.
Martin Creed: Mothers. Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row. Private view, January 20, 2011.
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