Exhibition Opening


This is the second solo exhibition of Jenny Topfer’s held by the galleries, the first in New Zealand. She has been exhibited in two projects, Permafrost in Sydney and The Anatomy of Gesture in Auckland. Fox Jensen McCrory are delighted to present these new paintings, opening on Saturday the 1st of May. Jenny will be present.

"Jenny Topfer’s paintings have long been hostage to the environment. There are various sites she has chosen for her life that inform, indeed beget, her response to contour and scale, to colour and composition - sites that are shaped by weather and geology. Jenny is a sensitive traveller across that ground and when walking with her, I’m most mindful of the hot tea that awaits me at the end of the hike, whilst she, Rilka and Griff are deeply committed to the trail, the pinecone chasing and the adversity of the landscape. For Jenny there is pleasure and reward, a sustenance in the landscape, but there is also a reflective opportunity that is delivered by time in the landscape that I suspect comes more easily than in the studio.

If I think back to my earliest visits with Jenny in her studio, I could feel that tribulation. One might assume that it is confidence and bravura that attracts you to a painter’s work but seldom are the seductions of flourish and assurance that keep you looking, what makes you feel beyond the eyes..."

–Andrew Jensen, April 2021


  • Free


  • Sat 01 May


  • 12:00 pm


  • 10 Putiki Street
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1021