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photo-eye Conversations: Cig Harvey Virtual Walk-Through

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Join artist Cig Harvey and gallery director Anne Kelly in a conversation about Cig's online show, "Blue Violet," through photo-eye Gallery.

Cig Harvey, The Blue Hole, 2020, archival pigment print, 16" x 20," Edition of 10, $3000

This week, as a part of our photo-eye Conversations series, we're premiering a new interview with artist Cig Harvey!

Cig Harvey is a fine art photographer who keeps her eyes and ears open. Harvey’s images are excellent examples of how simple elements of color and composition in photographs can deeply effect the viewer. The sheer lushness of her botanical subject matter invites the viewer to engage, and then engage again. The artist feels an intimate and electric connection with the plants and people that she photographs, and this emotional intrigue translates into each and every image.

Cig Harvey also cultivates a regular writing practice alongside her photography. Harvey has released three major publications, You an Orchestra You a Bomb, Gardening at Night, and You Look at Me Like an Emergency prior to the release of Blue Violet, Cig Harvey’s most recent monograph, published by Monacelli Press. Blue Violet is a book that demands attention. Its size, the tactility of the stretched fabric across the cover, the bright colors that can’t help but to catch your eye from across the room — they all echo the intensity with which Cig Harvey makes her work. 

As Blue Violet prepares for its second printing, which is available for pre-order now, Anne Kelly caught up with Cig to talk about the work in our accompanying online exhibition. Don’t miss this insightful conversation, available below or on Vimeo!

In the words of Cig Harvey, Blue Violet is a celebration of the natural world and the senses…[It] is a vibrant meditation on the procession of seasons, sensory abundance, and the magic in everyday life.” Our online exhibition of this work showcases images that tie the sensory world to the material one, and leaves room for the moments of passing in between. 

View images from the show below, and circle back to our interview with Cig Harvey to hear more from the artist about each photograph!

Cig Harvey, All the Rhododendrons, 2020, archival pigment print, 20" x 16," Edition of 10, $3000

Cig Harvey, Rhododendrons and Ladder, 2020, archival pigment print, 20" x 16," Edition of 10, $3000

“It’s so important to let photography lead you, it will reveal so much more if you just get out of the way of yourself, and follow the light.” - Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey, Emily in the River, 2020, archival pigment print, 20" x 16," Edition of 10, $3000

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All prices listed were current at the time this post was published.

For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly or Gallery Assistant Delaney Hoffman, or you may also call us at 505-988-5152 x202