London

London

“Neurotic Realism: Part One”

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ King's Road
January 14–March 28, 1999

The catalogue (The New Neurotic Realism), published by the Saatchi Gallery in advance of the show, aimed to double-click on a particular swath of British artists stepping out in the wake of the Hirst-Hume-Lucas generation. The work of these newer talents is certainly more playful—sillier, sexier, and more obviously spontaneous. Five of the newcomers featured in the book are showing in the first part of this survey exhibition from Charles Saatchi’s collection. Included are mournful, domestic figure paintings by Martin Maloney, who took a turn in “Sensation;” the Saatchi’s 1997 YBA roundup, and work by London-based, Philadelphia-born Steven Gontarski, the Lalique of wacky sculpture. Jan. 14–Mar. 28.