Rose Wylie at The Jerwood Gallery



The Jerwood Gallery opens to the public on 17 March 2012.   


The Gallery is an exciting project to create a permanent home for the Jerwood Collection, and a new regional venue for the Jerwood Visual Arts programme on the Stade in Hastings.


 'The Jerwood Gallery is delighted to have a retrospective of Rose Wylie's paintings, Big Boys Sit in the Front, for its inaugural exhibition. 


The exhibition's title is derived from the final line of a poem by Robert Creeley (1926 - 2005). The breadth and diversity of Rose's reference points - uninhibited by chronology, geography or personal experience are well acknowledged. But too great a focus on these aspects rather misses the point. Rose is delighted and humbled by what she sees. Many of Rose's pieces are inspired by film and she openly references Quentin Tarintino, Werner Hertzog, Francois Ozon and Carlos Reygadas amongst others as key influences.  Rose's humour, insight and humble appreciation of the act of looking is a vital reminder to us all that just by looking, the world is rich enough.'


The Electric Palace is featuring two of the films of inspiration to Rose Wylie


Silent Light


Sun 1 April            8pm

15           Carlos Reygadas                 2009       145mins                                Mexico

Silent Light is beautiful. There's really no other word for it. From the hypnotic opening shot of sunrise over the plains of Chihuahua, a staggering piece of time-lapse film-making that cuts trees out of the blackness of the night sky, Silent Light is a powerful, technically excellent piece of cinema. Set in the Mennonite community of northern Mexico, this is a simple story. A farmer, Johann, is cheating on his wife Esther with another woman, Marianne. It seems, on the surface, slight, but in these formal, painterly landscapes, everything acquires significance.


My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done


Sun 3 June           8pm

15           Werner Herzog   2009       91mins


The first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch and Werner Herzog, this was inspired by a true crime story of a young stage actor who, obsessed with a Greek tragedy he is rehearsing, slays his own mother with a sword. Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloë Sevigny headline this psychological thriller.

The film was conceived and written in 1995, but Herzog and co-writer Herbert Golder were unable to find anyone to produce it. David Lynch eventually became interested, and production was planned to begin in the Summer of 2008, but was postponed in favor of Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Filming began around San Diego, California in March 2009. It was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, the first time that two films in one year by the same director were nominated.

An enjoyably weird thriller that's a treat for fans of both Herzog and Lynch, with a superb script and great performances from a terrific ensemble cast.





Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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