Cig Harvey: Gardening At Night
Cig harvey: Artist talk & book signing OCtober 24
Join the us at the gallery on October 24 at 2pm for an artist talk and book signing with Cig Harvey! Cig will be discussing her most recent series, Gardening at Night, and signing copies of the monograph that accompanies the series.
Gardening at Night Portfolio Review in Photograph Magazine
Cig Harvey: Gardening at Night
By Jean Dykstra
The small miracles and slow ripening narratives of the domestic sphere have absorbed photographers from Gertrude Käsebier to Sally Mann. It’s a perplexing fact of contemporary art criticism that artists -- female artists, in particular -- should have to defend that terrain as the subject of their creative practice, but a recent New York Times piece asked: “Why Can’t Great Artists be Mothers?” Cig Harvey rejects the premise. Harvey’s fanciful, dreamlike photographs are rooted in the natural world, in fantasy, and in her experience as a mother.
As Harvey noted in the Times article, “Art, in any form, demands that you turn yourself inside out. You must be obsessed for it to be any good.” But, she added, an artist can be obsessed with her art and with her children, and in her case, those twin obsessions have resulted in a series of quietly beautiful, oped-ended photographs, Gardening at Night. Click here to continue reading.
Cig Harvey In the Telegraph
Diary of a Life: Cig Harvey's Mystical Portrait of Home and Family
September 10, 2015
When photographer Cig Harvey points her camera at her family, she creates magic. Familiar domestic environments are gently manipulated to lend a sense of the surreal. A gently blowing curtain obscures a kneeling figure; light becomes fairy dust and a hot tub is filled with limitless silver light. To continue reading, click here.