Approved: 20.02.2015

Jane Lawson

Artist

Archived
Approved: 20.02.2015

I am interested in why things are the way they are and how they could be different. I use diagrams in order to gain personal understanding of the economic and historical processes that shape human society and relationships. Alongside this, I seek to embody alternative forms of social organisation, for example by using oyster mushrooms to detoxify the global financial system and the ideology that underpins

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Artist Statement

I am interested in why things are the way they are and how they could be different. I use diagrams in order to gain personal understanding of the economic and historical processes that shape human society and relationships. Alongside this, I seek to embody alternative forms of social organisation, for example by using oyster mushrooms to detoxify the global financial system and the ideology that underpins it, or by giving away possessions. My practice includes object-making, material investigation, finding connections and trying to create meeting points between information and understanding. There is a strong political edge to my work but I try to avoid didacticism, preferring to present situations and possibilities and let viewers draw their own conclusions. I believe that art's capacity to communicate beyond the limits of language can open up new ways of experiencing and imagining the world, and that through imagination we can bring other realities into being.

CV & Education

JANE LAWSON: CV

CONTACT DETAILS
Email
[email protected]
Web http://www.janelawson.co.uk
Blog http://paintremediation.wordpress.com
Telephone 07969 174 557

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES AND EVENTS

2014
Show Me The Money

Gallery for Northern Contemporary Art, Sunderland; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Chawton House; Alton

Unstuffed (with Sandra Bouguerch)
Islington Mill, Salford

Burning the Books (co-reciter)
Asia Triennial, Salford/Manchester

Alternative Art Education, Liverpool Biennial
Discussion evening with BAA

Art Is Action (as member of BAA)
Bury Art Museum, Bury

C PAGES
TOAST WILL HOST, Manchester and Stryx, Birmingham

Political Economy on the Table
Tad Gallery, Texas

Exuberant Politics
Legion Arts, Iowa

Glitter and Gold
Congou Projects, Manchester

2013

Small Change
AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

The Manchester Contemporary
Exhibited on Castlefield Gallery stand

2HRS
Piccadilly Place, Manchester

In-Residence
Residency with In Situ, Brierfield

Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition
Zeitgeist Arts Projects, London

Malgras-Naudet Summer Show
Malgras-Naudet Gallery, Manchester

7 Hours
Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

The Heinrich Event
Collaborative Residency at Rogue Project Space, Manchester

Rule of Three
Residency and Open Studio at Islington Mill, Salford
http://www.ruleof3.co.uk

2012 Bioremediation II and III
Biospheric Foundation, Salford, as part of Free For Arts Festival

2011 Flood (in collaboration with Annie Harrison)
Chorlton Arts Festival

Blank Expression
Inaugural exhibition at Blank Space, Manchester.


EDUCATION

2009-2012 BA (Hons) Visual Arts
Salford University


SELECTED EMPLOYMENT

Since 2012 CG Associates Co-ordinator
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2012 Counterculture Nature outreach project for Tate Liverpool
Assistant to Kerry Morrison mapping brownfield sites in Liverpool
http://natureexposed.tumblr.com/

2002-2006 UHC Ltd
Arts administrator

2002-2009 Ethical Consumer magazine
Writer/researcher on corporate ethics

 

OTHER

Sept 2013 Grizedale Arts
Volunteer

Feb 2013 Dangerous Ground
Symposoium on cultural value, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
http://culturalvalueinitiative.org/dangerous-ground-project/

July 2012 CrisisArt Festival
Accademia dell'Arte, Arezzo, Italy