Stephanie Jane Burt is an artist whose practice spans from sculptural installations to fictional prose. She completed her studies at Glasgow School of Art, where she received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Painting and her Master of Fine Arts.Her work invites the viewer to explore dialogues between her installations and their settings through a fictional narrative at times referencing film and literature. Her research looks across feminism, gender, an analysis of girl culture and the nouveau roman. She recently completed a residency at ISCP New York in 2019 and has started a research project, A Stubborn Bloom, which explores representations of femininity within fashion, film and material culture.
What is the Current That Presents a Behaved Waist, 14th March - 19th April 2020
What is the Current That Presents a Behaved Waist is the second solo exhibition of Singaporean artist Stephanie Jane Burt. Adapted from Gertrude Stein’s poetry, the title prefaces a shared inquiry into the very conditions that enable specific ways of looking and behaving to surface. What is this current, Stein asks without a question mark, suggesting a question that has not yet sought its resolution. Burt takes up this similar question, considering the very currents that prescribe images of ideal womanhood and how these scripts can be refracted and divested of power. The exhibition continues her interest and engagement with film and fiction and considers the key but often eclipsed character of Judy at the heart of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo who becomes a shadow to the fictitious ideal of Madeleine. Burt envisions the gallery as a mise-en-scène that stages a parallel fiction where Judy’s interiority can be contemplated and complicated. Through a material language that plays with the integration and disintegration of various materials such as metal, wire, ribbon, and lace, Burt choreographs how the unyielding costume of Madeleine that Judy wears can be made vulnerable, yielding to other possibilities of becoming.KNOW MORE
Catalogue, 22nd April - 9th June 2019
Stephanie's installation titled You Took My Sadness Out of Context, alludes to the beginning of a song, Mariners Apartment Complex by Lana Del Rey in her upcoming album Norman Fucking Rockwell. The song references Del Rey’s experiences with her mental health being misunderstood, and reclaims her position within the song to emerge as a beacon of wellness and strength. By phrasing the verse as a title, Burt plays homage to the song, as well as emphasizing on the abstract references between her work and the title. The interplay of lace and rose motifs, nod towards her ongoing research with feminine representation and the psychologically fraught landscape of a young woman’s life.
Stephanie Jane Burt is an artist whose practice spans from sculptural installations to fictional prose. Her work invites the viewer to explore dialogues between her installations and their settings through a fictional narrative at times referencing film and literature. She is currently invested in feminist readings of mother-daughter relations, dynamics of female friendships and the analysis and representation of Girl culture.KNOW MORE
Stephanie Jane Burt: O Dear What Can The Matter Be, 2 September - 23 October 2016
Yeo Workshop is proud to present O Dear What Can The Matter Be, the first solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Stephanie Burt. She will transform the gallery into an interior environment where intimacies, vulnerabilities and instabilities are left to unfold through a material language of the domestic, the decorative, and the everyday. The starting point of the project is the short story The Yellow Wallpaper written by the American feminist novelist and social reformer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1899. In the context of this story, the act of women's writing becomes a strategy to undermine and dismantle the solid foundation of a repressive system.KNOW MORE