Piano Nobile are delighted to loan Island of the Lights from Pinocchio to the UK's largest and most comprehensive retrospective of Paula Rego's work to date.
Since the 1950s, Paula Rego has played a key role in redefining figurative art in the UK and internationally. An uncompromising artist of extraordinary imaginative power, she has revolutionised the way in which women are represented.
Telling the story of the artist's extraordinary life, highlighting the personal nature of much of her work and the socio-political context in which it is rooted the exhibition includes collage, paintings, large-scales pastels, ink and pencil drawings and etchings. This includes early work from the 1950s in which Rego first explored personal as well as social struggle, her large pastels of single figures from the acclaimed Dog Women and Abortion series and her richly layered, staged scenes from the 2000-10s.