Opening Exhibition at New Art Space in Kendal: Female Trouble – Paula Rego & Rebecca Scott

Artists Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods are opening a new exhibition space, Cross Lane Projects, in a former Kendal Mint Cake factory

Cross Lane Projects will open to the public on 29 June with Female Trouble, an inaugural exhibition of prints by Dame Paula Rego and new paintings by Rebecca Scott.

Running from 28 June to 24 August, Female Trouble by Rego and Scott brings female subjectivity to the fore, drawing counterpoints between Scott’s paintings, that rework and playfully subvert public images of women from fashion magazines, and Rego’s prints depicting images of abortion and female genital mutilation. Rego’s work is known for revealing complex stories about the sinister side of sexuality, and her feminism underlies everything she does. A major British artist, Rego’s work is prominently featured in the exhibition All Too Human, currently on show at Tate Britain.

Scott said: “When the opportunity arose to exhibit my work alongside the prints of Paula Rego, I didn’t hesitate – I was intrigued to see how the dialogue between us, two female artists from different generations, would develop. Rego often portrays women in secretive or clandestine groups, or alone confronting their private agonies. I am interested to contrast these with my recent paintings that re-examine public images of women. Taking source images from glossy magazines and overwriting or ‘defacing’ these, my paintings aim to expose the hypocrisies of our so-called sexual freedom.”

Female Trouble will be co-curated by Vanya Balogh and Rebecca Scott. It will feature a selection of Paula Rego’s lithographs and etchings from the collection of Paupers Press.

After a gallery launch and exhibition preview from 6 to 8pm on 28 June, the exhibition will be open from 12 to 6pm, Thursday to Sunday.

Female Trouble
29 June to 24 August 2018. Thursday to Sunday, 12 to 6pm daily.
Cross Lane Projects, Cross Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5LB.

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