Paintings by Harley Weir. First Edition (2017). First impression. Medium format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Flat signed by Harley Weir to the front end paper. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Paintings presents images made as a form of digression from her traditional photographic practice. So the images are oresented as short, rhythmical sequences, Paintings moves across the page like a melody. Therefore linking rhythm, colour and form through surface studies. Intended to be considered outside the constraints of context and place, the images in Paintings attempt to exist at the threshold of photographic composition. Whilst also forming part of Weir’s search for a ‘pure’ image. Therefore, each picture was made according to a specific set of rules and criteria. Finally, Weir attempts to expunge herself from the act of image-making. Consequently, she encounters photography as an immediate, indulging process.
These images are nevertheless underscored by tension and palpable throughout Weir’s practice. The transgressing of surfaces and boundaries, the uneasy relationship between camera and subject, and the inevitable constraints of choice and power that hover around the frame of a photograph.
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