The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, presents George Shaw: I woz ere an exhibition on view between 18 November and 11 March 2012.
For the past 15 years, recent Turner Prize nominee George Shaw has been making paintings of the Tile Hill housing estate where he grew up.
For the first time, this collection of paintings is shown in the place they represent. Many viewers will recognise the specific pubs, street corners, rows of garages, trees and shops.
Using Humbrol enamels, Shaw began making the works in a fit of nostalgia after he had left home and moved away. Over time, the paintings became a kind of ‘I woz ere’ written in retrospect.
Accompanying the exhibition, Shaw also presents the works of art he made as a child in the early 1970s to the summer before he went to art school in 1985.
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry,
Phone 024 7683 2386