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.

Awards

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
      Transmission Gallery

Selected Publications

2012: Artists pages in Pist Protta, Volume 71, Danish Visual Art
      Periodical
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
      Laurence Figgis

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Jane Topping: The Women

1. The Women, 2013 The Passions (detail)

Jane Topping: The Women

2. The Women, 2013 Limited edition screenprint & collage 100 x 70 cm

Jane Topping: The Women

3. The Women, 2013 Limited edition collage 18 x 24 cm

Jane Topping: The Women

4. The Women, 2013 Limited edition collage 100 x 70 cm

Jane Topping: The Women

5. The Women, 2013 Limited edition customised T-shirts (paper & gaffertape) 75 x 75 cm

Jane Topping: The Women

6. The Women, 2013 Limited edition customised T-shirts (paper & gaffertape) 75 x 75 cm

Jane Topping: The Women

7. The Women, 2013 PVC and Silver leaf on board 36 x 37 cm

Jane Topping: The Women

8. The Women, 8 Films, 2013 Digital films

Jane Topping: The Women

9. The Women, 8 Films, 2013 Digital films (detail)

Jane Topping: The Women

10. The Women, 8 Films, 2013 Digital films (detail)

Jane Topping: The Women

11. The Women, 8 Films, 2013 Digital films (detail)

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