6 April - 16 April
Shipton is pleased to present Michael Pybus‘ solo exhibition ‘A Dangerous Lesson‘. Please join us on Thursday, April 6th from 6-9pm to celebrate the opening of our first show.
‘A Dangerous Lesson’ draws from a selection of René Magritte’s paintings, notably from the ‘Période Vache’ (1948); a controversial series, infamous for undermining traditional aesthetic conventions and seen as a precursor to the ‘Bad Painting’ movement of the 1970s and 1980s.
Continuing with this subversive tradition, Pybus blends elements of ‘low culture’ and ‘bad taste’ into his paintings to produce a new visual language that challenges the established norms and narratives of high art and contemporary society.
Michael Pybus (b. 1982, Darlington) lives and works in Manchester. He earned a BA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College in 2004 and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in 2008.
Shipton Street Gallery:
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6th from 6-9pm
Opening Times: Thu-Sun: 12-5pm
Whitechapel Lates: All exhibitions free from 6-9pm today!
Please note: Unfortunately, our lift is currently out of service owing to an operational fault.