Honed30 Jun 2022 - 23 Jul 2022
Jake Harvey creates sculptures imbued with a sense of stillness and a sophisticated Zen-like simplicity. He carves granite, basalt, marble and limestone, often placing the simple abstract forms directly on the wall or floor, or sometimes on shaped bases which can be set indoors or outside within a landscape. After studying sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (1966–72), Harvey went on to become the Head of School of Sculpture for eleven years. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Sculpture and lives and works in Maxton in the Scottish Borders. Increasingly intrigued by the relationship of man to the earth and enthralled by the shaping of earth by man and vice versa, his sculptures retain the indexical mark of the maker and often subtly imply an indeterminate use or function.
'My creative stimulus comes from many sources but frequently evolves from drawing things seen and imagined, from lived encounters with the landscape and, in the reductive process of carving, from embracing the tangential ways of making that evolve. The title of this exhibition of sculptures carved in basalt, granite, marble and porphyry relates to a material and a way of working it. In a broader context it links to my aim to create simple sculptural forms; works of distilled essence that invite deliberation from the viewer; sculptures made by a process of paring down and refining in terms of both form and concept.'
Jake Harvey in his studio, Maxton, Scottish Borders View details
Jake Harvey in his studio, Maxton, Scottish BordersMarch 2022Two Lines II View details
Two Lines II2022Basalt, enamel paintH:18cm W:26cm D:5cmSoldKnowe II View details
Knowe II2021BasaltH:19cm W:29cm D:6cm£1,600Earth Curves View details
Earth Curves2022Dolerite and enamel paintH:30cm W:64cm D:10cm£2,400Two Curves View details
Two Curves2022Basalt, enamel paintH:18cm W:26cm D:5cm£1,800Four Lines View details
Four Lines2022BasaltH:18cm W:27cm D:5cm£1,800Dyke and River View details
Dyke and River2022BasaltH:19cm W:28cm D:5cm£1,800Dyke and River (detail) View details