B & H Podcast: Cig Harvey—Think, See, Make, Listen

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What a start to the New Year for the B&H Photography Podcast. We are incredibly fortunate to kick off our year with photographer Cig Harvey and gallerist Caroline Wall, director of the Robert Mann Gallery. In conjunction with her new book, You an Orchestra, You a Bomb, Harvey is currently exhibiting at the Robert Mann Gallery, and we were able to speak with artist and gallerist to discuss the making of her latest portfolio and the collaborative process of exhibition.

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Cig Harvey featured in NY Mag's The Cut


The Beauty of Stillness

By Jane Drinkard

"Photographer Cig Harvey’s photographs allow her viewers to stop for a moment. Serene, mundane, tantalizingly still, and disruptive all at once, her images portray the natural world, families, and the present moment. 'I started looking at this idea of the gasp and awe,' Harvey told the Cut. 'We gasp when something is beautiful, and we gasp when something is terrible. I’m searching for that push/pull in each image.'"

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NYT announces installation by Mary Mattingly at Storm King

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A rendering of Mary Mattingly’s proposed work using tropical trees for “Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,” which will open at Storm King Art Center in May.

Storm King Show to Focus on Climate Change in 2018

By Daniel McDermon

Storm King Art Center is best known for its grand landscape of rolling hills and its display of large-scale outdoor sculpture, including works by the likes of Richard Serra and Maya Lin. But for a special exhibition in 2018, this bucolic sculpture park in Orange County, N.Y., will focus directly on a hot political topic: climate change.

That subject “has always been very close to Storm King,” said the curator Nora Lawrence in an interview. “This is something that is very urgent for us, and we have seen some smaller changes already in our environment.”

“Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,” which opens May 19, will include work from more than a dozen artists, including several pieces newly created for the exhibition. It was organized by Ms. Lawrence, along with David Collens, Storm King’s director and chief curator, and Sarah Diver.

One participating artist is Mary Mattingly, the founder of Swale, a floating food forest on a barge that toured New York City in the summer, allowing visitors to harvest fresh produce for free. For Storm King, she is preparing an as-yet-untitled work in which she will bring trees from a tropical climate — mango, coconut and fig are in contention — to the Hudson River Valley, calling attention to the way that changing temperatures may affect the future of food.

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Maroesjka Lavigne from Robert Mann Gallery speaks to PHOTOFAIRS

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PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is excited to announce Robert Mann Gallery will be taking part in this years fair, the gallery represents 20th century masters and an international cadre of emerging and mid-career artists working in photo-based art.

Hi Maroesjka, Can you tell us a bit about how you first got into photography?
I studied Audio-visual Arts in Secondary School but it only hit me how interesting photography was when I started studying Photography in High school (school of arts, Ghent- Belgium). When I saw how many different paths you could choose in photography and how you can really tell your story, something that otherwise perhaps would be inexplicable. I got very interested. Photography as an art medium is lovely. You can do it everywhere and whenever. It’s the perfect reason to travel, to look around and enrich your life. It’s perfect for curious people, I think.

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Artist Talk: Michael Kenna at Princeton University


Artist talk with Michael Kenna
Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm in McCosh 10

Widely considered one of the foremost landscape photographers of his generation, Michael Kenna has been looking at our world in ways quite out of the ordinary for more than forty years. In conjunction with the exhibition Rouge: Michael Kenna, the artist will speak to the experiences and influences of his photographic explorations. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Cig Harvey in The New York Times

Fairytale Photos of Everyday Life

By Jonathan Blaustein

Ask anyone who’s been in a serious car accident, and they’ll swear that reality moves in slow motion as metal crumples, glass shatters and bones break.

That kind of event can change one’s perspective, and for the photographer Cig Harvey, her brush with vehicular death in 2015 inspired her new series “You an Orchestra You a Bomb,” recently released by Schilt Publishing, which also opens as a solo exhibition at Robert Mann in New York on December 7. With its strong emphasis on evocative color and objects culled from the natural world, the project touches upon magic, mystery and fairy tales. One easily imagines Narnia just through the wardrobe door or Hogwarts awaiting at the end of the train ride. (Surprisingly, Ms. Harvey, who was born in England, has never read the Harry Potter books.)

As is her custom, the series features Ms. Harvey’s six-year-old daughter, Scout, along with other relatives and friends. And the narrative is clearly propelled by the motivations of a mother, one enraptured by life after a near-death experience.

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Holly Andres in Photo District News



By Brienne Walsh

Holly Andres approaches lighting with the eye of a painter. “I studied painting, and I look through the lens like a painter,” she says. “I oftentimes shoot on a tripod. I’m considering all the entirety of the frame and looking at the way the positive form interacts with the negative space.”

She creates dramatic imagery on location, and while she sometimes mixes her light sources, she prefers artificial to natural lighting. “When natural light cooperates, it’s great, but otherwise, it’s so anxiety-producing,” she says. “Strobes, lanterns, reflectors—they take you much further in any direction you want your lighting to go.”

Andres made a name for herself with her fine-art photography series such as “The Fallen Fawn” and “Summer of the Hornets” that depict eerie scenes reminiscent of the photographs of Gregory Crewdson and the films of Todd Haynes. Her images are flush with color, and beautiful, but still transmit a sense of impending horror. Her distinct style has won over editorial and commercial clients including The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineNew YorkTIME, Refinery29, Saks Fifth Avenue and Facebook.

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Announcement of Representation

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Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Murray Fredericks.

Murray Fredericks is an internationally recognized and multi-award winning artist and filmmaker. Graduating with a Bachelor of Politics from the University of Sydney in 1992, Fredericks subsequently spent extended periods traveling alone in the Himalaya and Middle Eastern deserts. During this time he became aware of the profound effect that time spent in isolation – particularly in powerful landscapes – can have on the mind and one’s sense of self.

In the almost 20 years since, Fredericks has taken prolonged solo journeys to isolated and extreme locations, to produce large-scale photographs that capture the overwhelming emptiness and powerful emotional resonance of remote land and sky. His highly-acclaimedSalt series commenced in 2003 and has seen the artist complete more than 20 trips to Lake Eyre–Kati Thanda in South Australia, living alone for up to five weeks at a time. A conceptual exploration into the emotional qualities of ‘space’, the original Salt series has been exhibited and acquired by major institutions and galleries worldwide.

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Herman Leonard at Robert Mann, New York

By Blouin Artinfo

Robert Mann gallery is hosting the exhibition “Herman Leonard: The Rhythm of Old New York” at the gallery’s New York location.

The exhibition presents a collection of images by American photographer Herman Leonard (1923-2010), known for his iconic works on the New York jazz scene. Born in a Romanian immigrant family in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Leonard found his fascination toward photography upon witnessing an image being developed in his brother's darkroom when he was only nine years old. He then went on to pursue Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Ohio University in 1947. From there, he worked as an apprentice under the mentorship of esteemed Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh for one year, and later in the 1950s, he worked as a personal photographer for Marlon Brando in East Asia and as a correspondent for Playboy and Time magazines in Paris. Part of many major public collections including Smithsonian Institute, Lincoln Center, and George Eastman House, as well as the private collections of Sir Elton John, Bruce Bernard, and President Bill Clinton, the most quintessential motif of Leonard’s works has been the jazz scene of New York.

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