Cecily Brown: We Didn't Mean to Go To Sea, 2019
Cecily Brown

 This publication accompanies Cecily Brown's first exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in Naples. In We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea, the seventh book in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, an unexpected bank of fog flows across the river, leaving Goblin (the small sailing cutter) no option but to drift from the river into the North Sea. Narratively and aesthetically, fog marks a stage for improvisation, weighted by confusion and alarm. Such tensions coexist in Cecily Brown's first Naples exhibition, where paintings, pastels, and watercolours elaborate precisely on the significance of the "partial view", utilising the shipwreck as a socio-political, theatrical, and symbolic prism.

PaperbackPublisher: Thomas Dane GalleryISBN 978-1999615734Dimensions: 21 x 18 cm