Foam presents the first solo-exhibition of Harley Weir (b. 1988, London). With a remarkable eye for detail, she finds beauty in the mundane. Close to the skin of her objects, Weir’s intimate approach is what marks her work in any context, be it a border zone in a politically charged area, or in a room with a model.
Intuitively, Harley Weir often portrays intriguing personalities, irrespective of gender, ethnicity or age. In surprising ways, she combines bodily compositions with art historical references, such as the spiritual, melancholic painting style of the Pre-Raphaelites.
The title of this exhibition refers to what is ultimately dissolved in the work of Harley Weir. But even as she crosses the lines of what usually holds people apart, on personal as well as political levels she is not out to make any statements. The exhibition therefore reads as a visual poem, open to interpretation.
Harley Weir graduated in 2010 from Central Saint Martins College (London) with a degree in Fine Arts. Besides her personal work, she has created images for AnOther Magazine, i-D Magazine, Dazed & Confused and shot campaigns for renowned fashion brands such as Maison Martin Margiela and Calvin Klein.
Harley Weir – Boundaries
Foam Museum, Amsterdam
December 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017