A detail from a painting by Rose Wylie, titled Yellow Girls I, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Lolita’s House

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by British artist Rose Wylie spanning three floors of the gallery’s London location.

Loosely referencing a house that was constructed in the 1970s in the prevalent style of the period across the street from Wylie’s residence in Kent, and the neighbor’s teenage daughter who would often wash their car in the driveway, Lolita’s House continues the artist’s ongoing fascination with the shifting nature of memory and the wide-ranging external associations that become attached to it over time.

Image: Rose Wylie, Yellow Girls I, 2017 (detail)

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Dates
April 20–May 25, 2018
Opening Reception
Private view: Thursday, April 19, 6–8 PM
Guided Tour with curator Melissa Blanchflower
May 24, 5–7 PM. The artist will be present. RSVP to Avia Wiseman at [email protected] or +44 203 538 3165.
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Published by David Zwirner Books on the occasion of this exhibition, a special limited-edition zine presents the artist's new series of paintings and works on paper in printed form. Titled Lolita’s House, the zine features Wylie’s animated brushstrokes on every page.

Join Rose Wylie and Melissa Blanchflower, curator of the artist’s critically acclaimed solo exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in 2017, for the zine launch and finissage of Lolita’s House at David Zwirner London.

Thursday, May 24, 5–7PM

RSVP to Avia Wiseman at [email protected] or +44 203 538 3165

"The [studio] floor is dense with newspaper and stacks of paint pots . . . The bookcases hold tomes by the artists she most admires, from American punk cartoonist Raymond Pettibon to the German provocateur Sigmar Polke . . . Yet she cautions me not to get too hung up on the references. ‘The painting isn’t about something.  . . . The message is the painting.’" —The Guardian’s Skye Sherwin meets Rose Wylie at home.

Rose Wylie, 2017. Photo by Sarah Lee for The Guardian.
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Yellow Girls: Säg and flop, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Yellow Girls: Säg and flop, 2017

"My main interest is how the work looks, but meaning—politics, issues, story, and so on—remains as part of the structure of making a work, an act which is both personal and contemporary. In my life I stack and heap up notations of experiences, and often repeat this process in combinations of paintings as I see them in my mind. The flexibility of leaving bare canvas and ‘floating’ imagery allows these regroupings and linear-continuations to happen easily in a picture hang, while also permitting individual paintings to keep their own particular, independent identity." —Rose Wylie, quoted in the announcement for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize, awarded by the Walker Art Gallery as part of the Liverpool Biennial, which she won in 2014.

"In her ongoing Film Notes series, Wylie reduces films to a single image that has lodged within her memory. As with many of her paintings, she does not return to the original source material as a reference, but often filters the image from her recollections and impressions. She applies cinematic techniques to the structure of her paintings, where text takes the form of subtitles and compositions are formed by the frame of the camera.  . . . Her works are often made up of multiple panels installed in sequences, creating a kind of filmstrip of closely abutted canvases that can run the length of a gallery wall, wrap around corners and be stacked at height." —Melissa Blanchflower, "Quack Quack, Ack Ack," published in the catalogue accompanying the artist’s major exhibition Rose Wylie: Quack Quack at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, 2017.

A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Natural Born Killers, Head lights (Film Notes), dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Natural Born Killers, Head lights (Film Notes), 2018
Installation view of Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House, at David Zwirner in London, dated 2018.

"You can’t manufacture a painting and you can’t manufacture the interest . . . that begins a painting." —In this intimate exchange with the comedian Stewart Lee for the BBC’s Only Artists series, recorded in her studio while Wylie was preparing for Lolita’s House, the artist discusses the process of creating works such as Lolita's House and Two Cars (2018), and reflects on the broader nature of her practice.

 

Image: Installation view, Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House, David Zwirner, London, 2018.

A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Lolita and Selffie, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Lolita and Selffie, 2018
Oil on canvas
71 5/8 x 65 3/8 inches (182 x 166 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Lolita's House, Plaster Pink, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Lolita's House, Plaster Pink, 2018
Oil on canvas in three (3) parts
72 7/8 x 208 5/8 inches (185 x 530 cm)
A painting by rose Wylie, titled Lolita's House and Two Cars, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Lolita's House and Two Cars, 2018
Oil on canvas in two (2) parts
72 x 131 7/8 inches (183 x 335 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Yellow Girls I, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Yellow Girls I, 2017
Oil on canvas in two (2) parts
Overall: 72 x 133 7/8 inches (183 x 340 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Yellow Girls: Säg and flop, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Yellow Girls: Säg and flop, 2017
Oil on canvas in two (2) parts
72 x 131 1/2 inches (183 x 334 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Yellow Girls, Dairy Page, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Yellow Girls, Diary Page, 2018
Coloured pencil, ballpoint pen, and pen on collaged diary pages
10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (27.3 x 20.8 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Girl Leaning on Two Cars with Lipstick, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Girl Leaning on Two Cars with Lipstick, 2018
Coloured pencil, pencil, and collage on paper
18 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (46.8 x 36.9 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Lolita, Red Ankle Boots & Selfie, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Lolita, Red Ankle Boots & Selfie, 2018
Marker, coloured pencil, pencil, and collage on paper
15 x 8 1/2 inches (38.3 x 21.6 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Tube Girl, dated 2016.

Rose Wylie

Tube Girl, 2016
Oil on canvas in two (2) parts
80 3/4 x 134 1/4 inches (205 x 341 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Natural Born Killers, Head lights (Film Notes), dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Natural Born Killers, Head lights (Film Notes), 2018
Oil on canvas
72 x 64 5/8 inches (183 x 164 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Natural Born Killers, Long-shot (Film Notes), dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Natural Born Killers, Long-shot (Film Notes), 2018
Oil on canvas
72 x 64 7/8 inches (183 x 165 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Natural Born Killers, Close-up (Film Notes), dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Natural Born Killers, Close-up (Film Notes), 2018
Oil on canvas
72 x 64 5/8 inches (183 x 164 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled The Florida Project, Palm Tree (Film Notes), dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

The Florida Project, Palm Tree (Film Notes), 2018
Oil on canvas
88 7/8 x 71 1/2 inches (226 x 181.5 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Park Dogs, Woof Woof, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Park Dogs, Woof Woof, 2017
Oil on canvas in two (2) parts
72 1/4 x 133 7/8 inches (183.5 x 340 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Park Duck, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Park Duck, 2017
Oil on canvas in two (2) parts
72 x 133 7/8 inches (183 x 340 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Lolita’s House & Cars, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Lolita’s House & Cars, 2018
Coloured pencil, pencil, ballpoint pen, marker, watercolour, and collage on paper in six (6) parts
Overall: 26 1/8 x 29 3/8 inches (66.5 x 74.5 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Singing Life Model, dated 2017.

Rose Wylie

Singing Life Model, 2017
Oil on canvas
66 5/8 x 71 5/8 inches (169 x 182 cm)
An installation view of a painting by Rose Wylie, titled Snake, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Snake, 2018
Oil on canvas in ten (10) parts
Each, approx: 71 5/8 x 61 3/8 inches (182 x 156 cm) Overall: 71 5/8 x 602 3/8 inches (182 x 1530 cm)
A painting by rose Wylie, titled Singing Life Model, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Singing Life Model, 2018
Coloured pencil, pencil, ballpoint pen, oil, and collage on paper
8 1/4 x 12 inches (21 x 30.5 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Yellow Lolita with Flick-book Skirt, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Yellow Lolita with Flick-book Skirt, 2018
Coloured pencil, ballpoint pen, and collage on paper
12 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (32.4 x 21.3 cm)
A painting by Rose Wylie, titled Lolita, Later, dated 2018.

Rose Wylie

Lolita, Later, 2018
Coloured pencil, pencil, ballpoint pen, and collage on paper
12 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (31.5 x 21.1 cm)

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