How to Disappear, 2023
How to Disappear, 2023 
Emma Summerton

07/09/2023 - 19/11/2023

Dufourstrasse 31 
8008 Zurich   

‘A new series of transformative self-portrait photographs by Emma Summerton will be presented at Christophe Guye Galerie from September 6 – November 19, 2023. The solo exhibition, entitled “14 Spells (to save your life),” features 13 large-format unique photographs (as well as a grouping of Polaroid enlargements), embellisdhed with ink, watercolour and oil pastels, made during an escape to the Scottish wilderness and in New York City in the summer of 2023. Mixed in with her world-renowned signature style of surrealism, mythology, and the erotic is a return to her early creations and influences as a young woman in Australia just beginning to embark on a career that would quickly identify her as one of the leading fashion photographers of her time. Summerton has participated in one solo exhibition, “LANDED” in 2019 at Christophe Guye Galerie since their partnership began the previous year, including other group shows. A special publication will accompany this event.
Following a tumultuous and introspective year, Summerton spent a period of time working alone while revisiting and reflecting on the earliest imagery she created as an emerging talent. This intimate inquiry into her past, present, and future reconnected her to her original impulses on a much deeper level. “Using your art to understand yourself is key,” she explains. “Your work will always save you.”