Part of the London Stories series of exhibitions first shown at
the Back Hill Gallery April 2003, curated by Val Williams.
My World, My Wife, My Camera’ is an intense investigation
of the relationship the artist has with both his wife and the cityscapes
within which he moves, travelling daily from West London to the
city. These photographs are a record of urban journeys, a contemplation
of the city from minute to minute the quintessential experience
of gloom threaded through with excitement the thrill of the everyday.
Jarvies work may have the appearance of documentary, yet one knows
there is a more thrilling narrative, the affiliation of high technique
with intense self-absorption:Jarvies ongoing portrayal of his wife
resonates against his freewheeling depiction of the city, the private
edged up against the public in the most remarkable way.- Val Williams
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