The launch of Rachel Howard’s new publication Paintings of Violence will take place at Fitzrovia Chapel on 24 November 2016 at 6.30pm. Published by Trolley Books and produced in conjunction with The Bohen Foundation, the book details her seminal work, Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian).

The publication includes an essay by novelist and journalist Will Self, who will read an extract from the book at the launch event. Also included is an essay by curator and writer Louisa Elderton and introduction by Thomas Krens, Director Emeritus of the Guggenheim Foundation who says of the work;

‘Violence and the banality of evil come across in a tightly controlled frame that is essential to the success of each painting. Rachel Howard’s Paintings of Violence may be her best work yet.’

Created over a period of five years from 2011 to 2016, Paintings of Violence sees Howard continue her examination of religion, mortality and violence, specifically ‘controlled violence’, meticulously planned and calmly executed. The title is taken from two opposing polemics, Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.  

The launch of Paintings of Violence is at Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London W1 at 6.30pm, RSVP essential to

The publication is also available to purchase via our website bookshop.