Rose Wylie, Cuban Scene, Smoke (2016) (detail). Courtesy The Guardian. Photo: Private collection
Memories of her own childhood well up in this strange, discombobulating, exciting exhibition. Wylie was born in 1934 and can remember the blitz. In her painting Rosemount (Coloured) the red outline of a V1 with its square wings flies over a roughed-out map of west London centred on a black silhouette of a factory with the name 'Rosemount' scrawled on it. Bombs are falling among allotments and housing blocks. An eye looks up, seeing the V1. Among the bright colours, this painting speaks of horror, dread, explosions, death.