Featuring over 80 prints from across Rego’s extensive career, the exhibition (5 February–29 May 2022) explores her interweaving wit and dark humour, delving into the art of storytelling through Rego’s reinterpretations of well-known narratives and classic tales, repositioning the role of women at their centre.
Subversive Stories also looks deeper at Rego’s mastery of the printed medium, exploring the process of printmaking as it informs Rego’s multi-layered interpretations, bringing shadowy readings to childish mischief, whilst casting a light on present-day politics, most notably those affecting women.
Image: Paula Rego, Mist I (from Pendle Witches series), 1996
Etching and aquatint
Plate size 35.8 x 29.5 cm / paper size 67.5 x 52.1 cm
Edition of 30
Courtesy Paula Rego and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
©️ Paula Rego