27/01/2023 - 03/04/2023
Contemporary & Cross C20th - Drawing
Joy Gerrard & Paula Rego - Image as Protest
Tue-Fri: 11-5:30pm; Sat: 11-2pm
Image as Protest brings together two powerful bodies of work by Joy Gerrard and Paula Rego centred on women’s rights, that highlight different ways in which protest can be manifested.
Several new drawings by Joy Gerrard (b. 1971) of protest crowds, including those in the US demonstrating against the repeal of Roe v Wade - the ruling that ended abortion access nationwide - and the protests in Berlin in support of women in Iran, will be shown alongside Paula Rego’s (1935 - 2022) seminal abortion series and further prints by the artist that explicitly deal with violence against women.
At a time when social inequalities have been thrown into sharp relief by recent world events, Gerrard's and Rego’s work serve as a provocation to continued and greater action.
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