Melloney Harvey’s Sculpture practice predominantly uses the historic craft of fibrous plasterwork to create fragments of architectural details. These sculptures feature elaborate handcrafted decorative detailing; faces emerging from within them in the grotesque style and adorned with imagery of classical fruit displays the type you would find in Vanitas paintings of the 17th century. These symbols centuries-old being still relevant now; abundance and beauty appear to lure through the more sinister warning symbols of the transient and vain earthly pleasures.
Amanda (b. Somerset) lives and works in Kent. She graduated with a BA in Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Gauged Up (Two-Person Exhibition w. Bethan Wilkins) at Brockley Gardens (London, 2019), INDEX (Group Exhibition) at Thorp Stavri (London, 2020), Get More Stuff (Group Exhibition) at The Function Suite (London, 2019), MOUE (Group Exhibition) at Chatham House (Kent, 2018), Nomadic Gardens Winter Festival (2018).