Parts & Whole Jane Fox Hipple – February 2013

Coop Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Jane Fox Hipple. Her paintings are at once steeped in the traditions of painting, while undermining notions of perfection and finish. Hipple Writes:

I am democratic in my incorporation of materials as a way of equalizing all things, in order to discover what / if any transformative potential can be found. This work is a visual display of my argument about whether to find meaning in the hard space of the physical and psychological time, or in an internal realm that is less comfortable to navigate and difficult for me to address verbally. The pressure on the physical boundaries of the rectangle acknowledges a beyond, yet the fact that each work more or less adheres to the rectilinear suggests a comfort in confinement.

Jane Fox Hipple was born in 1981 in Springfield, PA. She received her BFA at Washington University in Saint Louis and her MFA from Tulane. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. Hipple has exhibited at Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY; samsøn, Boston, MA; Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis; Daily Operation, Brooklyn, NY; DODGEgallery, New York, NY; and the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Hipplewas the 2010 recipient of the Somerville Arts Council Fellowship. In 2011 she was an artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forrest, IL. She is based in Alabama.

Her work is shown at Coop courtesy of Dodge Gallery, New York.