Jane Topping: The Women
Jane Topping’s solo exhibition The Women references paranoid gothic texts, costume and gender definition to interrogate the power play of relationships.
Topping uses repetition and mirroring to highlight the anxiousness that accompanies looking and being looked at. Duty and desire, devotion and decadence are revealed in The Women through a collection of screen prints, collage and drawing.
Jane Topping is a graduate of The Glasgow School of Art Painting Department. Solo exhibitions include: The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art and Intermedia at the CCA. Topping has exhibited in group shows internationally, the most recent, The Irregular Correct: New Art From Glasgow, Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia, 2012.
Topping was the recipient of The Scottish Arts Council Amsterdam Residency 2007/08 and is currently Programme Leader of Fine Art at the University of Cumbria.
2011: University of Cumbria Staff Development Award
University of Cumbria Research Funding Award
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award
2010: Hope Scott Trust Award
2009: Glasgow Visual Arts Assistance Grant
University of Cumbria Staff Development Award
2006: The Armory Show New York Edition commissioned by
2012: Artists pages in Pist Protta, Volume 71, Danish Visual Art
2011: Centrefold, Canned Magazine, Issue 2
2006: Exhibition catalogue, Cuckoo Revue, Glasgow School of Art
Exhibitions Dept. Essay by Fiona Jardine
2005: Exhibition catalogue, They Are the We of Me, GoMA. Essay by
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