january 28 - march 4

asprey jacques are pleased to present their first solo show by British artist Jane Simpson whose work often investigates the relation of objects to memory. Familiar things, as diverse as tea cups and balustrades, are covered with or rendered in unexpected materials such as ice and silicone rubber. Objects freeze, quiver and even collapse resulting in usual associations giving way to, what the artist has called, an 'everyday magic'.

For her exhibition at asprey jacques, Jane Simpson will present a Super 8 film and new sculptures including a refrigerated sewing machine installed in the gallery window which overlooks the nearby tailors' area of Savile Row. Suspended from the glass domed ceiling of the gallery will be a spectacular ice work based on an Italian crystal chandelier. There will also be a number of ceramic still life sculptures depicting groups of objects which refer to Simpson's earlier series of rubber compositions. The subtle pastel and sherbert colours of the ceramic sculptures relate both to contemporary tupperware and the Morandi still life paintings on which they are based.

Born in 1965, Jane Simpson studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal Academy (graduated in 1993). Since then she has exhibited internationally including solo shows at the Norrtalje Konsthall, near Stockholm (1999, catalogue published); and the Göteborg Museum of Art, Sweden (2000, forthcoming). Major group shows include Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Serpentine Gallery, London (1994); Sensation, Royal Academy, London touring to Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (1997/99) and Think Twice at Galeria OMR, Mexico City (1999).

Jane Simpson is currently the artist in residence at Shoreditch Town Hall. Work resulting from her residency will be on view from 14 R 18 February at Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT. Opening hours 9.30 R 5.30 daily. For details telephone Judy Adam on 020 7729 5366.

For further information please call Tim Crowley 020 7287 7675
Gallery hours Tuesday to Friday 10 - 6, Saturday 11 - 6

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