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Robert Glowacki/Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London

‘Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’

Grayson Perry’s work, Jenny Uglow writes in the NYR Daily, “is full of bounding energy, an ebullient combination of wit, silliness, seriousness, anger, insight, and compassion.” His show at Arnolfini in Bristol, previously at Serpentine Galleries in London, includes a variety of decorated pots— including one, titled Luxury Brands for Social Justice, that is “threaded with high-end idiocies like ‘Flat whites against racism,’ or ‘I’m off to buy a very serious piece of political art'”— as well as statues, woodcuts, and tapestries. “All this,” Uglow writes, “plus the notebooks that show the labor and planning and obsessive doodling behind the works, adds to the show’s dynamism. But the deepest appeal lies in the combination of original concepts and craftsmanship. Perry makes his own pots, but most of his art is collaborative and he’s the first to acknowledge the astounding skill of the foundry workers and tapestry weavers involved.”

For more information, visit arnolfini.org.

Category: Exhibition
16 Narrow Quay,
Bristol, United Kingdom