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Chris Ofili - Southampton City Art Gallery

Solo show at Southampton City Art Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester. 1998
Date: 9 April, 1998 until 31 May, 1998

“This, the first solo exhibition of the work of Chris Ofili in a public gallery, brings together painting and sculpture created over the past six years showcasing his eclectic approach to his art since he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1993… Ofili’s paintings rest their bottom edges on elephant turds like cool dudes slouching against a wall watching urban street life go by. Their spirited tone is tongue-in-cheek and full of wit, irony and humour. Assertive images derived from the incongruous worlds of art history, cartoons, pornography, sports and music are radiant with colour, glitter, pattern and collage.”

From the Director’s Foreword of the accompanying catalogue produced by the two participating galleries.

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Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

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»  Serpentine Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Southampton City Art Gallery

Southampton, United Kingdom

»  Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom