The exhibition Tongue-tied features new and recent paintings by Clegg relating to several ongoing bodies of work. These include his iconic Happy Meal paintings, based on photographs of Happy Meal toys posted by sellers on eBay. In Perro (2018), for example, a goofy plastic dog sits on the floor, leaning its head forwards so that one of its hind legs can scratch its ear. It’s like a moment from a cartoon moulded into three dimensions, rendered by the artist in two. In A Profession of Hope (2022), a plastic figurine of a farmer lies face down on a white table-top,...
  • Oliver Clegg (b. 1980, Guildford, UK) lives and works in Costa Rica. Recent solo exhibitions include WE CAT, at Journal...

    Oliver Clegg (b. 1980, Guildford, UK) lives and works in Costa Rica.

     

    Recent solo exhibitions include WE CAT, at Journal Gallery, NYC, 2021; Tennis Elbow at Journal Gallery, New York, 2019; Euclid’s Porsche at Rental Gallery, New York, 2018, curated by Adam Cohen; Everything should be O.K., at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, 2018; and Life is a gasssss at Erin Cluley,...