Exhibition

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A Tale of Mother's Bones

19 Oct 2019 – 4 Jan 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Cost of entry

£3.30 (incl Gift Aid donation) for a seven-day pass to both venues | Free entry for Supporters, U18s and Local Art Pass holders

Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn
Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Buses run from the Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn every 20 minutes (no 1 & 6)

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GRACE PAILTHORPE, REUBEN MEDNIKOFF AND THE BIRTH OF PSYCHOREALISM

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Showing across both sites, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.

An exhibition of paintings and drawings paired with in-depth psychoanalytic interpretation, A Tale of Mother’s Bones tells the remarkable story of a unique artistic and personal collaboration between Dr Grace Pailthorpe (1883–1971), a trained surgeon, and Reuben Mednikoff (1906–1972), an artist and designer. Pailthorpe and Mednikoff met at a party in London in 1935, and moved to Port Isaac in Cornwall where they made some of their most wildly experimental artworks

Showing across both our venues, this is the first exhibition to bring together Pailthorpe and Mednikoff’s extraordinary drawings and paintings, alongside their often challenging interpretations. Featuring more than 60 works spanning nearly four decades, this show examines their earliest experiments with Surrealist processes, their response to the rise of Fascism in interwar Europe, and the way in which they approached gender, relationships, psychology and spirituality, from progressive and often radical positions.

A Tale of Mother’s Bone is curated by Hope Wolf (University of Sussex), with the De La Warr Pavilion and Camden Arts Centre.

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Curators

Hope Wolf

Exhibiting artists

Grace Pailthorpe

Reuben Mednikoff

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