Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow: Jane Burton, John Gollings, Polixeni Papapetrou
2015 CCP Fundraiser


Thursday 11—Sunday 20 September 2015

Jane Burton


JANE BURTON
Childe #1 2015
62 x 42.7 cm
edition of 4 + 1 AP
courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

$3,850 unframed (inc. GST)
$4,320 framed (inc. GST)



Jane Burton


JANE BURTON
Childe #2 2015
62 x 42.7 cm
edition of 4 + 1 AP
courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

$3,850 unframed (inc. GST)
$4,320 framed (inc. GST)



Jane Burton


JANE BURTON
Vestige 2015
62 x 42.7 cm
edition of 4 + 1 AP
courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

$2,750 unframed (inc. GST)
$3,220 framed (inc. GST)



BIOGRAPHY
Jane Burton is a photographic artist known for her depictions of female sensuality and sexuality, brooding landscapes, derelict architectures and abandoned interiors. Her pictures are drenched in a dark, gothic moodiness and bathed in a light that is cinematic and dreamlike, evoking charged atmospheres of desire and melancholy, mystery and menace. Predominantly, an isolated female figure-often a nude-anchors a mis-en-scene redolent of crime-scene noir, Romantic Painting and the horror genre: atmospheres that allude to intricate fictions and morbid melodrama. Played out in interior spaces and within the landscape, Burton's figures-whether women or children-often appear ethereal; like ghostly incarnations of memories, dreams, and fantasies. They exist at the liminal threshold of presence and absence, shifting between the material world of flesh and blood and that of the spirit, the psyche and the deep subconscious.

Burton was born in Brisbane in 1966 and studied at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Photography. In 1997 she relocated to Melbourne and since then has exhibited extensively in numerous solo exhibitions, curated group exhibitions and significant museum shows. In 2008 she was included in Trace Elements: spirit and memory in Japanese and Australian photomedia at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan and in 2012 in Fantastic Dreamland-Contemporary Australian Photography at the Shanghai Urban Planning Centre, China.

Burton's work has gained considerable critical and curatorial attention over the last 25 years. She has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria, undertaking residencies in Paris, London and Beijing.

Her work is held in major public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. In 2010 a monograph of her work entitled Other Stories was published by m.33.

Jane Burton is represented by Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne; Bett Gallery, Hobart; and Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.


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