I'm very proud to be selected for membership in Axis, "your
contemporary art radar. The website features profiles of professional
artists and curators, interviews, discussions, art news, debates and
showcases the artists to watch." http://www.axisweb.org/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=16253
July 2012 New contributor to Art Pie
Senelaer, editor of Art Pie, invited me to be a new
contributor and write
about my curating project, This 'Me' of Mine.
It's a unique opportunity for me to discuss project theme
issues from a different perspective. http://www.blog.lalydesign.co.uk/index.php?s=Jane+Boyer
I have been chosen amongst thousands of other artists on Rise
Art to be a Featured Artist. Some of my work will be for sale
on the site and I may have the opportunity to participate in
exhibitions and trade fairs with Rise Art. It is an honour to
be chosen. See my Rise
Art Profile for more information.
is debate as to whether technology and social
media are affecting our self-identity and the way we relate to others.
‘Me’ of Mine is an exhibition
of fifteen artists looking at self
in relation to context. The ‘context’
explored in the exhibition is socialization, our relationship to
mediators of emotion, and memory as a source of self-definition.
This project proposes to
explore the effects of a rapidly changing contemporary society on our
and question how we manage to assimilate these fast-paced changes.
See This 'Me' of Mine
blogsite for more information.
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Submission Exhibition is in conjunction with
the Deptford X International Arts Festival which runs from 23 September
October 2011.Sharing the spirit of the
Deptford X Festival, Core Gallery seeks to present the best of
visual art being produced today.This
ethic has been rewarded by the high calibre of entries received this
year.The exhibition will showcase
the top contemporary
international artists side by side with new graduates and will be an
examination of contemporary art now.Many of these artists are
recent prize winners representing some
most important prizes currently awarded in the UK."
I will co-curate this exhibition with Rosalind Davis.
Read my curator's statement here
See the Exhibition Catalogue by Chantelle Purcelle here Blogging and Social
Workshop at Core Gallery
Sponsored by an
as part of DIY Educate/Show & Tell
22 Sept, 6:30 to 8:30pm http://www.coregallery.co.uk/diy-educate/
Presented by Andrew Bryant, editor of Artists Talking, with Jane Boyer,
Rob Turner and Rosalind Davis
2011 In the Current Climate at
Core Gallery and Vibe Gallery
Complete Work of William Shakespeare
c) 2011 Jane Boyer
studio artists interpret the meaning of the euphemistic phrase,
the current climate’ has become an overused sound bite but
what people mean when they say it has ominous impact and that is what
to explore,” says Jane Boyer, Core Gallery associate member.
curated this show along with Carolyn Lefley, Kelda Hole, Nik Cornwell
and Gillian Powell.
My first published art review. Now I'm an art critic too
for Whitehot Magazine.
How to Talk and Write about
Your Work, a Nuts & Bolts
workshop offered through DIY Educate at Core Gallery. Art historian
Becky Hunter and I present a workshop on two of the most common and
difficult aspects of being an artist. Chaired by Rosalind Davis.
23 - May 8, 2011 Extra-Ordinary
Gallery. An exhibition of the 2010 Core Gallery Open winners,
Tom Baker, Aly Helyer and Marion Michell, it is also my curatorial
debut. I co-curate the show with Rosalind Davis.
of Tom Butler, Alyson Helyer and Marion Michell forms a strange
symbiosis, a disjointed world of macabre coexistence that holds humour,
ambiguity, intensity and contradiction.
artist explores identity and the psyche, the real and the unreal,
showing us places, where, if we look, we may feel discomfort, anxiety
and self-consciousness. The anguish of memory resurfaces as a physical
representation via paint, crochet, paper sculptures, altered
photographs and drawing.
2011 a-n Artist Talking Blogger
Interviews: Andrew Bryant asks me to comment on, Is being an
artist a state of mind? What's the relationship between making and
talking about art? What does it mean to be a woman in a man's medium?
We discuss what it was like to teach myself to paint, what it means to
work with integrity and finding the means to communicate.
Relay at Core Gallery. Dates for the exhibit are November 26
(private view) to December 18, 2010.
Gallery manager, Rosalind Davis says this about Relay, 'Cor Blimey
resident studio artists are inviting another artist to show work
alongside theirs, the ensuing chaos and collisions will expose a range
of dialogues between artists' work and how it relates to their peers'.
Artists selected include Graham Crowley, Rosalind Davis, Elizabeth
Murton, Vanessa Henry, Antonio Pauciulo, Enver Gursev, Annabel Tilley,
Jane Lenore Boyer and Geoff Litherland amongst others to be announced.
Statement for Extreme Narrative in Relay at Core Gallery
Extreme Narrative is a collaboration between Jane Lenore Boyer and
Annabel Tilley exploring issues of interrupted identity. Their
contrasting approaches: idea/fact, abstraction/reality,
gestural/graphic combine to create the friction of a spinning coin with
elements from both sides visible at once.
64 almost-identical drawings of Josef Fritzl blindfolded was inspired
by a photograph from The Times of Fritzl, when the story first broke in
April 2008, and Fritzl's identity was still being protected/hidden by a
In these 64 repeat drawings the blindfold might also be seen as
symbolic of his mental state of denial in relation to his horrendous
This forms part of The Fritzl Drawings, an on-going body of work that
stems from a single media image of 40 Ybbs Strasse, Amstetten, Austria
where Josef Fritzl abducted and imprisoned his daughter, Elisabeth
Fritzl, for 24 years - 1984-2008.
6 Obliterations is the closest I come to narrative. This
group came to me unexpectedly, but I found clarity within it.
These works define my personal meaning for the word
‘obliteration’. The six topics within the
titles mark significant influences in my life.
I’m exploring the impossibility of self identity,
not only in terms of time-space but also in terms of forces outside of
myself which influence my actions. An artist never creates
alone and the intent of the artist is never fully realized as
conceived. There are always things outside the artist which
impact the moment of creation.
This reinterpreted gesture is not a search for identity;
it’s not a search at all. It simply is
realization. It realizes the paradox that the
‘I’ exists only within context and the
‘I’ faces obliteration from that same context.
We discuss my invitation to Annabel Tilley and why I wanted to exhibit
with her, the importance of transience to my work, my hopes for working
with Cor Blimey Arts and my hopes for my own work.
My blog Working in Isolation: a dialog with history along with Jo
Moore's blog What does it mean to be an artist? has been chosen 'Choice
Blog' for a-n Artists Talking by Sarah Rowles of q-art.
Many thanks to Sarah for choosing my blog, along with Jo's, as choice
blogs; I am delighted to be chosen with Jo because her blog is one of
my favorites too. It is also with many thanks to a-n Artists
Talking. Without this platform to connect, I would never have been able
to reach so many other artists to discuss issues about work.
Cor Blimey Arts and Core Gallery in Deptford, London, UK have welcomed
me into the fold. As a new member to the artist collective I
will be helping with practical business issues. Our first
order of business is writing a business plan.