“I like exploring what a portrait can be without even showing a face or just including a fragment of a body embedded in so many different settings in every possible medium.” – Edy Ferguson
Edy Ferguson works in a variety of media, including sound, video, installation, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and performance. She uses imagery from both high and low culture, drawing from references particularly in film, rock music and the spirit of punk. Ferguson integrates such cultural references and images from popular culture into her work in appreciation of their intrinsic ability to become signifiers, maintaining a different meaning for the individual but all the while remaining instantly recognisable. The artist’s work deals with meaning, signifiers and symbolism, inviting the viewer to question the power and purpose of art, and highlighting the coexistence of multiple and contradictory points of view in our experience of reality.