9th September 2015
Scarborough born artist, Sharon Harvey, kick starts the York College Gallery programme for this academic year with her Northern Gothic exhibition.
The Northern Gothic exhibition brings together a collection of photography taken in the forests and coast of Yorkshire. Using low tech, Victorian-inspired processes including cyanotypes and a pinhole camera, to capture the otherworldly, timeless quality of beautiful and uncanny environments.
Sharon ‘explores the inconstancies that natural phenomenon contribute to any act of creativity. Thus areas may be blurred, ghostly and evocative of the ‘ectoplasm photographs’ of Victorian spiritualism’. Broadhead, S, (2015) Sharon Harvey: Photographer, Yorkshire Art Journal.
Born in Scarborough in 1970 Sharon started her career as a Graphic Designer. She studied Printmaking & Photomedia at Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London, graduating in 1997. Now based in Otley, Sharon has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally and this exhibition is supported using public funding by the Arts Council of England.
Northern Gothic runs from 7th September – 15th October 2015. The York College Gallery is open to the public Monday to Friday (9.00am – 5.00pm) and Saturday (9.00am – 12noon).
For further information about Sharon's work follow this link