POP! at Stephen Friedman Gallery
16 March 2013 - 20 April 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Yinka Shonibare MBE.
Exploring the corruption and excess of the current economic crisis, the show is a raucous celebration of its decadence and debauchery, sharply revealing its dark underbelly. With characteristic wit and critique, Shonibare explores the fetishisation of commodities rife in a society where luxury goods now take the place of religious iconography. Through the lenses of art historical homage, the exhibition depicts a cross section of cultural and chronological filters in Shonibare's most ambitious works to date.
POP! heralds a new direction for the artist in terms of scale, social commentary and power. Carrying a strong message while retaining real beauty and cunning wit, Shonibare presents a most impressive and powerful body of work.