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Rose Wylie (in person) at Tate Britain (or make it into a Tate Triple by visiting Gallagher and Choucair)
20 June 2013 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, 20th June, 11:30 am, Tate Britain
Join us for a rare privilege: a private tour by Rose Wylie of her gorgeous and inspiring exhibition at the Tate Britain. Three years ago, Germaine Greer acclaimed Rose Wylie, then age 77, as “Britain’s Hottest New Artist.”. Wylie’s exceptional talent had already been spotted by us at Women in the Arts, UK, because by then she had been chosen as the UK entry for the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ “Woman to Watch” 2010 annual show! Now, nearly 80 and in the full flower of her career she has, in recent years, seen a blossoming critical recognition. Trained at the Royal Academy of Art, Wylie’s large-scale paintings are steeped in an extraordinary variety of visual culture, ranging from works by Renaissance Masters, to contemporary Egyptian Hajj wall paintings, from Persian miniatures to films, news stories, celebrity gossip and her own observation of daily life. Her compositions and repeated motifs are informed by the cut-out techniques of collage and the framing devices of film, and cartoon strips. Alongside images of footballer John Terry, the Queen of Sheba and Marilyn Monroe, Wylie paints everyday events such as a child eating a biscuit. The exhibition also includes paintings from her ongoing “Film Notes” series which pay homage to film directors admired by Wylie including Werner Herzog, Carlos Reygadas and Quentin Tarantino. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this extraordinary woman!
Supporting Subscribers and Subscribers free, Guests £10. To RSVP, email email@example.com and post cheque to Friends of NMWA UK, Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.
Exhibition Information: Wylie Background reading: Article on Wylie, more reading. Optional Tate Triple: If that’s not enough, join this visit with a visit to Tate Modern to see two other exhibitions dedicated to women artists (we believe this is the first time that Tate has ever had three women in solo shows and we want to celebrate them!). Ellen Gallagher is a rising, young American artist showing painting, sculpture and film, exploring African identity. Also showing, the amazing abstract work of Saloua Rouda Choucair, a Lebanese artist who worked ceaselessly from the 1940s to the last five years, creating an oeuvre of amazing depth that was known only to a few influential gallerists in the area. This is her first major museum show, and Tate is introducing her talent to the world. Joint exhibition ticket £15. For more exhibition information: Gallagher, Choucair