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Littlewhitehead are Craig Little (b.1980, Glasgow) and Blake Whitehead (b.1985, Lanark). They first took their inspiration from Glasgow’s working class and post-industrial culture in developing an irreverent body of work with which to hold a mirror to society. Their works are darkly humorous; investigating the phenomenon of violence as a normalised means to identity and community. In this context they have focused on unpicking modern and historical notions of masculinity as a traditional linchpin in society which may be gradually unraveling. Their most recent body of work has developed from this standpoint to focus on notions of abandoned luxury.
Craig Little and Blake Whitehead are both graduates of Glasgow School of Art. Their solo exhibitions include Material Art Fair with Nir Altman, Mexico City (2019); Annexed Future, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich (2019); All going downward the same as I was, Copperfield, London (2018); Art Rotterdam, with Nir Altman Gallery, Rotterdam (2018); Übermensch, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich (2017); Inner Landscape presented by TYVM at the Secret Garden, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2017); Self Portrait Number 5: Mr Messy, Ryder Projects, London; The Overman is a bearded semi-naked man, La Caja Blanca, Palma (2015); Nothing Comes to Mind, Concordia, Enschede (2014); Inner Refuge, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); Unfinished Business, Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles (2013); The Cyclic Gate, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2012); Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2010); Playing Dog, Gimpel Fils, London (2009) and So Many Fellows Find Themselves, K Gallery, Milan (2009).
Their group shows include British Summer Time (BST), Copperfield, London (2018); Sculpture Placement Group, Glasgow Sculpture Studio (2018); Unfollow Me, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich (2018); Getting the Heart Ready, the Royal Standard, Liverpool (2016); Balagan, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich (2016); Art Rotterdam with Copperfield Gallery, London (2016); Dead, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015); Fears, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne (2014); Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); When Suspicions Become the Norm, FABRIKA, Moscow (2014); Act and Application, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2014); The Weak Sex, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (2013); Easy Does It, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2013); Constructions, Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris (2012); How art things?, NEST, The Hague (2012); The Momentarily Absurd, High House, Oxfordshire (2012); Santorini Biennale, Santorini, Greece (2012); Tennancy 3, Blackartprojects, Melbourne (2012); Mexico Arte Contemporary (with TJ Boulting), Mexico City (2012); Air I Breath, Gazelli Art House, London (2012); In Your Face, SHOWstudio, London (2011); 100, Langford 120, Melbourne (2011); Art Platform (with Marine Contemporary), Los Angeles (2011); Revenge of the Pleasure Principle, KT Contemporary, Dublin (2011); British Art Now, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide (2011); If These Walls Could Talk, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); Modern British Sculpture, Gimpel Fils, London (2011); Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010) and The Hermitage, St Petersburg (2009); Grey Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2009) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, A Foundation, London (2008).
For their most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here.
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