Cristea Roberts Gallery | Image as Protest: Joy Gerrard & Paula Rego | London | January 27 – March 4
January 27 – March 4, 2023
Image as Protest: Joy Gerrard & Paula Rego
Cristea Roberts Gallery
43 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JG, UK
Private View and Book Launch
6 – 7.30pm, Thursday 26 January 2023
Confirm your attendance via [email protected] / 020 7439 1866Join us for the Private View of Image as Protest and the book launch of a new publication about Joy Gerrard’s art and recent touring exhibition entitled Precarious Freedom: Crowds, Flags, Barriers.
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.
The gallery is closed for the holiday season from 22 December 2022 – 6 January 2023.