We can highly recommend the latest exhibition at Newport Street Gallery, Who What When Where How & Why by Gavin Turk. Gavin is the Beautiful South of the (no longer) Young British Artists – not as well known as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, but when you go this exhibition you’ll realise how many of his hits you know.
Here are some snapshots. First up, classic Newport Street Gallery stuff:
We had a genuine “is it art?” moment when we saw one of these bronze rubbish bags outside the lift on the second floor. As in “is it part of the exhibition or has someone just left out a rubbish bag?”.
This is genuinely arresting, precisely because it wouldn’t be as arresting as it should be if you saw it on the street:
Finally, Newport Street Gallery’s largest space is an amusing setting for Gavin’s greatest hit, his blue plaque titled Cave:
It’s free entry as always as Newport Street, and it’s open until March 19th (closed Mondays).