Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw Brings Together 18 Paintings at the South London Gallery


LONDON.- This solo exhibition by British artist and Turner Prize nominee George Shaw brings together 18 paintings made over the past 15 years charting the urban landscape of his childhood home on the Tile Hill Estate in Coventry. On view from May 25th through July 3rd 2011 at the South London Gallery. Within a practice that has encompassed drawing, video-making, performance and writing, Shaw is best known for his expansive body of painting. 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. Shaw’s subject matter brings about associations of domesticity, folk art and a nostalgia for a lost childhood and adolescence. Yet, as The Sly and Unseen Day reveals, Shaw’s art quickly moves beyond th