This summer we welcome leading British artist Rachel Howard to the gallery, for her largest solo public gallery exhibition in the UK.
Howard’s distinctive abstract paintings are held in many prestigious international art collections. For this exhibition she has created a significant body of new work: more than a dozen new paintings, from large-scale canvases to smaller works, change how the medium of oil paint is approached. Works such as You Can Save Me, Lean To, and North draw on maritime themes to explore a sense of being at odds with the world.
Rachel says, ‘I grew up on a farm near the sea on the North East coast of England, and having a permanent horizon every day to look at gives a wonderful reassurance in what can be at times a very uncertain world. My show at Jerwood Gallery explores both these aspects of certainty and uncertainty.’
Rachel Howard: At Sea is part of the gallery’s summer Festival of the Sea.