Drew Barrymore’s Island Hotel from Hell

A solo show of new work at Patricia Fleming Gallery 3 November – 16 December 2023.

Private View: Thu, 2 Nov, 6-8pm Patricia Fleming Gallery
Oxford House, 4 Oxford Lane, Glasgow
G5 9EP

We are delighted to invite you to Drew Barrymore’s Island Hotel from Hell, a solo exhibition of new work by Jane Topping. Denim pillars frame the scene across adjoining rooms, a joyful bridge which is testament to youth and wisdom. Collage, audio and film works are intersected by luscious drapes enticing you along a long corridor. A mohair sculpture occupies its own room, creating an island retreat on which to ponder the power, intellect and drive of your unique hormone cycle.

Jane Topping’s interdisciplinary practice meddles with science fiction & horror, the archive & the screen, hysteria & nostalgia, autofiction & cats. Recent outings for her practice and research include Fiction Machines IV, Bath School of Art, Film & Media (2023);  Feminist Histories of the Future, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2023); Murky Waters, Edinburgh (2022); The Immaterial Salon, Art-O-Rama, Marseille (2022), Gothic Nature Journal III: Haunted Shores and The Influencing Machine, nGbK, Berlin (2018).

In 2022 curator Francesca Zappia wrote The Hypnotised Machine as a response to Topping’s online work www.rabbitcottontoothcottonrabbit.com. Topping’s video Peter won Best PKD Short at The Fifth Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, New York, 2017. Topping was a recipient of a multi-media summer residency at Hospitalfield, Arbroath and was on the jury of the No Budget Competition at the 32nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Jane Topping is an artist and Lecturer on the MLitt Fine Art Practice programme at Glasgow School of Art.

Exhibition opening hours: Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm

Artist Talk: Join us for an Artist Talk by Jane Topping on the occasion of the exhibition, on Thursday 23 Nov, 6 – 8pm.
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