Jane Fox Hipple
Jane Fox Hipple’s multimedia works are wall based, free standing and, on occasion, both. By painting on suggestive objects and impaling paintings with phallic materials and holes, a psychosexual undertone extricates the work from mere abstraction. Her subjects are mined from her indoor and outdoor studio and domestic life—the blunt tactility and use of non-art materials make for works that communicate longing in simple terms. Hipple’s pieces remain fairly monochromatic with hues that suggest interior flesh and bruising, which reinforces a perverse awareness of the body. Lascivious paint, considered placement of objects and graffiti-like text are the primary signifiers in works that integrate masculine and feminine forms through acts of sublimation.
Hipple’s work as been exhibited at DODGEgallery, New York, The Barbara Walters Art Gallery, Bronxville, NY, Soho20 Gallery, New York, samsøn, Boston, Daily Operation, Brooklyn, Artspace, Raleigh, NC, the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Sardine, Brooklyn, New Art Center, Newton, MA, and Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN. Hipple was the recipient of the 2007 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award and the 2010 Somerville Arts Council Fellowship. In 2011, she was an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forrest, Illinois.
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