ROSE WYLIE: WOFF WOFF

E.R & E.TRose Wylie (b. 1934) is an acclaimed painter on the English art scene. She received her international breakthrough as recently as 2010, and has exhibited in New York, Washington, Miami, Berlin, London,and Moscow. In May 2013 Tate Britain in London will be giving a solo show of her works. This Haugar exhibition, showing mainly works from the last decade, is her first in Scandinavia. Rose Wylie’s paintings embrace a rich register of expressions, often with a distinct collage style. By means of her spontaneous brushwork and her large formats she achieves a combination of the playful and virtuosic with a monumental power. In some paintingsthe figures assume the simple and naïve expressions of cartoon characters, while the fragments of text andthe serial method of depiction can wake associations with pop art, graffiti, and street art. Many of her works consist of groupings of several paintings,and at Haugar these will be hung in horizontal friezes to suggest the visual flow typical of the cartoon.

The exhibition is curated by Haugar’s Tone Lyngstad Nyaas and will be accompanied by a catalogue fromSkira Publishing, in which she, Jennifer Higgie, and JeffMcMillan have contributed texts about the artist.