“I like the way shoes and boots often cut off women’s legs in a rather awkward but incredibly endearing way,” Rose Wylie told The Guardian in 2017. “I know that certain women do not and cannot see them as good legs. I think they are. Keep everything open. I don’t like mean attitudes.” Wylie’s social commentary on women and self-perception is illustrative of her approach. She paints on sensitive matters, but keeps things light. Her large-scale paintings—executed with long, soft brushstrokes in a childlike manner—say as much. In this survey, Wylie draws from a wide repertoire of motifs, stories, and newspaper clippings. —E.C.
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