Rachel Howard: Repetition is Truth — Via Dolorosa




An exhibition of work by British artist Rachel Howard (b.1969).

The show will be the first UK exhibition of Howard’s series of paintings, ‘Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa’. This body of work was the subject of a 2011 exhibition at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy, curated by Mario Codognato.

Commissioned by the Murderme collection and produced between 2005 and 2008, the series takes inspiration from the Stations of the Cross, ‘Via Dolorosa’ being the path taken by Jesus to Mount Calvary. Whilst referencing the long art-historical tradition of depicting the Stations, ‘Repetition is Truth’ also offers a broader commentary on the universality of human rights abuses.

Religion, repetition, mortality and violence – particularly controlled violence – are enduring themes in Howard’s work. These fourteen, large-scale paintings are accompanied by a small 2005 study of Ali Shallal al-Qaisi, the Iraqi detainee who was photographed being subjected to torture at the hands of American soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison in 2003.

Duration 21 February 2018 - 28 May 2018
Times Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Cost Free
Venue Newport Street Gallery
Address Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ
Contact 020 3141 9320 / info@newportstreetgallery.com / www.newportstreetgallery.com

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