Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie: Quack Quack
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Rose Wylie
Park Dogs & Air Raid, 2017

November 30, 2017–February 11, 2018

Quack Quack featured paintings and works on paper by Rose Wylie dating from the late 1990s to the present day, including new works that were being exhibited for the first time. The exhibition was curated by Melissa Blanchflower.

Wylie often works from memory, drawing on cultural areas such as film, fashion, literature, mythology, the news, and people she meets; her colorful, exuberant compositions frequently merge political, social, and autobiographical elements. Quack Quack included a 2017 series of paintings of which two works—Park Dogs & Air Raid and Park Duck (both 2017)—had never been shown before.

London's Kensington Gardens, where Wylie recalls seeing dogfights in the sky as a child during the Blitz (the artist’s older brothers taught her to recognize different aircraft), are the subject of Park Dogs & Air Raid, a new four-canvas painting created specifically for the Serpentine exhibition.

A catalogue on the occasion of the exhibition is forthcoming, published by the Serpentine Galleries and Koenig books.