photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Gardening at Night, an exhibition of color images and animations by photographer Cig Harvey opening Friday April 15th and continuing through June 4th, 2016. An opening and artist reception will take place on Friday, April 15th from 5-7 PM.
Gardening at Night is Cig Harvey’s latest body of work, and explores notions of time, family, nature and home. While Harvey’s previous work, You Look at Me Like an Emergency, focused on defining Home, Gardening at Night celebrates the growth and discovery of building a life once you’ve arrived. Far from literal and linear, Harvey crafts a series of metaphorical vignettes rooted in her personal experience with, as her publisher notes, “a delicious element of magical realism...” Luscious color and the play of soft light elevate the familiar to the extraordinary, evoking something primal and leaving the viewer with the weight and wonder of a waking dream. Photographed in Harvey’s characteristically whimsical style, Gardening at Night is an emotional yet ultimately joyous expression of the human condition. Among the large-format color prints, photo-eye is also excited to exhibit unique animated images by the artist.
The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; among others. Cig Harvey’s work has been displayed at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and AIPAD every year since 2006, and she has been a nominee for John Gutmann fellowship, and a finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo. Cig teaches workshops and regularly speaks on her work and processes at institutions around the world. Cig Harvey’s first monograph, You Look At Me Like An Emergency, was named one of PDNʼs Best Books of the Year 2012. Cig Harvey’s second monograph, Gardening at Night, received critical acclaim with features and reviews in Vogue, the International Wall Street Journal, the International New York Times, among others. Cig currently lives and works in Midcoast Maine.