Pat Douthwaite | The Media Response09 Feb 2021
We are very pleased that Pat Douthwaite On The Edge has been positively received by the press and on social media. Here is a selection of highlights, please click on the images below to read the online articles in full.
Challenging, grotesque and raw... as with fellow Scot Joan Eardley, it is difficult to pin her to any school or movement, though her ‘primitive’ style and struggles with mental health link her work with Dubuffet’s Art Brut and Outsider Art.Gabriel Berner, Antiques Trade Gazette, 1 February 2021
On The Edge was also featured in ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things by Sean Worrall:
Douthwaite’s work at its best emanates the essence of raw femininity with all that implies of vulnerability, unacceptable drives and emotional demands. On Douthwaite’s stage the female appears in many guises, as victim and predator, and she understands better than most that an impressive outsize persona can hide a shrinking core of anxious, insecure humanity...Her emotional honesty and unflinching eye often present an uncomfortable experience for the viewer as she exposes her subjects, like specimens in a jar, latterly often eschewing any setting or background.Sean Worrall, The Organ, 2 February 2021
On The Edge continues until the 27th February and can be explored online courtesy of our Viewing Rooms.