Jane Crisp | Feel

Opens Monday May 7

Quirky Fox, Hawera

In a world where entertainment and news is consumed and spat out at an ever increasing pace, art can be a way to step back, breathe and reflect on the things to come and the things that have passed. Jane Crisp’s work veers away from the fast pace of the world surrounding us and draws the viewer into a quiet space of contemplation; when people step into Quirky Fox looking for a moment of peace it is often Jane’s works they settle in front of.

Committing herself to just one solo show every two years, Jane immerses herself in the creative progress, her life revolving around the creation of new works with extraordinary results. Creating an ongoing narrative of reflection and growth in these rare exhibitions, ‘Feel’ is a particularly poignant body of works, partially motivated by grief:

“Being surrounded by grief, experienced from slowly losing my Mum to Dementia and the altered dynamics of family, and then the sudden loss of Neo, my studio mate who was always beside me 24 hours a day and a huge part of my life, I’ve had to understand the many more layers of grief and where this new grief showed up.”

Describing herself as the tool from which the work flows, Jane’s work uses birds as the personification of the soul expressing the human experience, either as a self portrait or as an expression of the collective consciousness of the world. If you are interested in reading more about the concept behind this series please pop over to our website and read Jane’s artist statement here.

Jane’s previous exhibitions have sold out prior to opening such is the popularity, rarity and depth of her works and we are delighted to showcase Jane’s newest creations.  As well as new original works Jane has chosen ‘Feel’ as the platform to release her new selection of limited edition prints. The new prints are available exclusively through Quirky Fox for the duration of the show and are available at a special introductory price.

Quirky Fox

Date(s) - 07/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
All Day