Olivia Gay
Born in 1973,  Lives and work in France. Olivia Gay’s work centres on female issues, capturing the female body in settings that are typical of the female universe, from prostitutes in Havana to supermarket cashiers or models in an artist’s studio.    An entire industrial revolution lies between Vermeer’s portrayal of domestic activity in The Lacemaker and the collective photographic works of Olivia Gay.They are proof that this kind of skilled labour still exists, and bear traces of the women photographed at work by Lewis Hine as he travelled through an America of mass production and assembly lines to document the human contribution to modern industry. Women in front of machines had become de-personalised abstractions, devoid of personality or an identity.    Her portraits are a juxtaposition of strong presence and absence, heroism and distress – as if combining the artistic representations of the Maestà and the Pietà, and echoing the many paintings of the Virgin Mary in the Western world’s portrayal of the female figure. In Gay’s work, an enigmatic icon becomes a direct presentation of modern society, almost as a mark of respect.    Nathalie Giraudeau Director Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault , France

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