Took photos with some cowboys from outer-space.
New work / much needed studio day
Candy ( Fruit Advertisement ) - 2014 pigment on transparency
Walked around Newport RI today with my camera
First time I have done something like this in months - it felt nice.
Big blog / website update coming soon <3
Three more new pieces currently up at a show in Brooklyn at Bad News in a show put on by V1 Gallery and curated by Adam Kremer.
Rush I to IV - 24” X 30” - ( Unique edition of four ) C prints mounted to rosewood plywood with applied diecut vinyl
Two new cast pieces currently up at a show in Brooklyn at Bad News in a show put on by V1 Gallery and curated by Adam Kremer.
I - 24” X 30” - latex on cast plaster
II - 24” X 30” - Oil based paint within rubberized coating on cast plaster
JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
HARRY GOULD HARVEY: Growing up I didn’t exactly have a specific path that I sought out. I was somewhat out of control, going in any direction that would take me. I didn’t have much time to think of what I wanted to be. I guess I am more interested and have always been interested in surviving to the best of my ability. Art is, and always has been, some sort of safe haven / escape for me, so unintentionally I guess maybe I always wanted to be an artist.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
HGH: Friends, peers and artists who push their medium always inspire me. Also, anyone with a hustle that’s really grinding away at what they do best. I continue to be inspired by the world that I exist in, the community of peers that live within the hardcore / punk community. I have a select group of friends that I am periodically making posts about them - if it wasn’t for them i’m not sure where i would be within this process so they are incredibly inspiring. If I were to go and make a list I would be forgetting a few because people inspire me for different reasons. There are working editorial photographers that are always pushing the confines of an assignment that always seem to blow my mind; Here are a few who inspire me the most in the field: Bobby Doherty, Joe Leavenworth, Eva O’Leary, Ryan Lowry, Thomas Prior. Lately I have been super interested in painting, a couple painters who’s work I respond best to: Will Boone, Torey Thornton and Ben Horns. Then there are a couple artists who inspire me to not work within a specific medium: Daniel Shea, Bennet Schlesinger, Adam Kremer. Obviously this list can go on, there are so many others who inspire me every day.
JC: What are you up to right now?
HGH: Right now I am working on a large untitled body of work. Imagery based around the surfaces and culture I encounter while being involved in punk. Interested in the space that this world exists in. Also have making objects and sculptures that are hopefully pushing the idea of a documentation image making and recording of surface. I have been making positives and negatives with clay and plaster, making an index and casting walls from the space in which punk shows take place. Eventually these casts are meant to be mixed in with imagery of the culture based on surface and fantasy. With this new work, what interests me is bridging the connection between the space where this cultural occurrence exists, the studio, and eventually the gallery wall. Along with working on this project I continue to work professionally as an editorial photographer, doing magazine work etc. This practice and aesthetic definitely seems to inform the commercial style of some of the images made in the project.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
HGH: Of-course! I always seem to be working back and forth with friends, bouncing ideas etc. Some of the artist I listed who inspire me could be considered mentors. But what is great about them is the fact that no matter where they are placed within the scale of success they are down to earth and they don’t place the hierarchy of being a mentor over what I doing.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
HGH: I am based in Newport RI but always working in NYC. I am realistically spending half my time both places. Newport RI is a beautiful old city with beaches and great food. One thing that that is great about living in newport is I have plenty of room to work on photography, painting and sculpture. Some would think traveling back and forth to the city would be taxing, but it is one of my favorite times, I get to truly relax while letting my mind wander about projects.
JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?
HGH: Always something, I wont ever not have some type of hustle. I seem to like to go on tour with punk bands. There’s a lot of money in doing that sort of thing, so I guess that could be my plan B.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community? Yea. 100% -
HGH: If you don’t have a creative community, seek out other creative people you admire and create one.
This interview about a hustle (?)
Thanks Mull It Over
Some install shots of Demo (2014) at Working Title in toronto up til mid june.
Working Title - 126A Davenport Rd. - Toronto ON Canada
416.551.1085 / Email
some experimental portraits, keepers and outtakes of author rita zoey chin shot for Marie Claire.
Some keepers / outtakes of caroline polachek shot for the Fader also in the photo issue.