In 2020, The Gallery at Windsor will present leading British artist and Royal Academician Rose Wylie in a site-specific exhibition of her paintings and drawings. This will be the third annual exhibition at Windsor presented in collaboration with the Royal Academy, as part of a three-year curatorial partnership launched in 2018 and the first exhibition in the program by a female artist.
Born in 1934, Rose Wylie creates paintings and drawings that on first glance appear aesthetically simplistic, not seeming to align with any style or movement, but on closer inspection, are revealed to be wittily observed and subtly sophisticated meditations on the nature of visual representation itself. Drawing ideas from film, fashion photography, literature, mythology, news images, sports, and individuals she meets in her day-to-day life, Wylie paints colorful and exuberant compositions that are uniquely recognizable. These works make use of an idiosyncratic visual lexicon, the directness of cartoonish figures, and a flattened perspective, while simultaneously betraying a deep awareness of art history and painterly conventions.
Opening on January 28, the exhibition will present a group of paintings and drawings that reflect the artist’s interest in popular culture, deftly merging political, social, and autobiographical elements. The exhibition includes subjects as diverse as the historic British monarchy and the imaginary character Snow White, memorial crests and castles. The exhibition has been curated by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal of David Zwirner and Jari-Juhani Lager, her long-time representative.
The curatorial collaboration with the Royal Academy builds on the exhibition program at The Gallery of presenting thought-provoking works by some of the leading contemporary artists of our time. The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, Windsor co-founder and Creative Director for The Gallery at Windsor, Christopher Le Brun, President of the RA, and Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the RA selected the 2018-2020 curatorial program. Renowned Royal Academicians who have shown at The Gallery at Windsor, with recent exhibitions include Sir Michel Craig Martin RA, Grayson Perry CBE RA, Christopher Le Brun PRA, Peter Doig, Jasper Johns Hon RA, Per Kirkeby Hon RA and Ed Ruscha Hon RA.
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