On Tuesday 18th August 2015, the ‘Jane Ward: Saudade’ exhibition will open to the public at the Gallery at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, presenting a selection of 12 works by London-based artist Jane Ward. The exhibition will be open from Tuesday 18th August – Sunday 11th October.

“Jane Ward’s ambiguous, convoluted spaces formed of ruptured topographical schisms offer up more than cartographic logic or empirical representation. Ward appropriates the building blocks of landscape; suburban housing tracts, shimmering glass towers and industry choked hinterland – then inverts, misaligns, ruptures, re-employing familiar form in other places and other times.” – Colin Ledwith

Graduated from the Royal College of Art, MA Printmaking course in 2007, Jane Ward works with digital printing, starting from digital photographs that she manipulates by hands, leaving traces of earlier forms and injecting the works with a sense of memory and the passage of time. Her work has most recently appeared in exhibitions including, ‘Printing New Worlds’, Opere Scelte, Turin, Italy,(2014),  ‘Up a Hill Backwards’, Bearspace and ‘At The Edges’, Angus Hughes Gallery (2013), ‘Images of the City’, Printroom London (2012) and at Art Fairs including Christie’s Multiplied 2014 and London Art Fair 2015 (BEARSPACE) and Art14. Recent residencies include: CPS, Lisbon, Portugal,  (2014), Galeria dos Prazeres, Madeira (2014), Pedra Sina Residency, Funchal, Madeira (2013) and she was the artist in residence at No.72 John St. Kilkenny, Ireland (2012). Her work has also featured in Artfutures (2002), Celeste Art Prize (2007) Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2008) and she has been awarded the Terrence Conran Foundation Award and the Tim Mara Prize.

Location: Foyles bookstore, 107 Charing Cross Rd., London WC2H 0EB
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9pm; Sunday 11.30am – 6.00pm.

Image: Jane Ward, ‘Islands 1’ – courtesy of the artist