David Shrigley: Polite Cards

by Gabriel Bell For those with a checkered past or a wicked sense of humor we recommend a selection from David Shrigley's line of comical cards presented by the British design collective, Polite. Granted, there's nothing actually polite about Shrigley's cards, and even less that's sweet. The cards feature captions like, "It's Getting Worse," "Leave Me Alone You Horrible Freaks," and "At The Moment I'm …

David Shrigley: Worried Noodles

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, perhaps best known for his humorous line drawings, recently released Worried Noodles, a book and concept album that features Shrigley's original lyrics (39 songs in all) performed by 39 of today's brightest musicians. The set, based on the songbook that Shrigley published alone in 2005, consists of a two-CD set and book and includes songs by Scout Niblett, Psapp, Dirty Projectors, …

Silly Adults

The group show "Silly Adults," curated simply around the idea of "celebrating the spirit of life" was inspired by the recent birth of gallerist Nikolai Wallner's son. The playful optimism of the exhibition suits common themes of contemporary art well, bringing together works that have a fresh, childlike approach to subject and technique. The chunky ringlets of hair in German artist Cristophe Ruckhäberle's painting (pictured …