Texts by Jennifer Higgie, Jeff McMillan, and Tone Lyngstad Nyaas
Rose Wylie's large scale painting is energetic and gives a sense of freedom and spontaneity. Her images are drawn from memory and inspired from different levels of visual culture, from cartoons to films, daily events and art history. Raw brushstrokes on a physical and rough texture of a mixture bring a sense of immediacy and the combination of text and figures with her work to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Philip Guston. Wylie's paintings combine simplicity and innocence that is closer inspection reveal a complex world of references and stories.