Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey

This exhibition is the first solo museum presentation in the United States of contemporary artist Cig Harvey. Spanning photography, video, mixed media and the written word, Harvey’s creative practice explores the physical and emotional boundaries of the senses. Her vividly colored images and seductive vocabulary combine to suggest dreamlike narratives informed by sensations of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, and memory. Harvey draws inspiration from her life in Maine, and the work is on the one hand autobiographical, and on the other, a magical window onto a familiar and living landscape. The exhibition is drawn from a selection of Harvey’s photographic projects from the past ten years, and refigured into an arrangement that privileges the feeling of life experience.

Eating Flowers takes its title from an original work commissioned for the show which will be installed in the museum’s seaside sculpture gardens. The exhibition is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and is generously supported by Elizabeth Cutler and Joanna Manikas with additional support from Camden National Bank.

Cig Harvey returns to OMAA on October 13th for a second lecture on the current exhibition

Related Press

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Cig Harvey
White Teeth, Rockport, Maine
c. 2016
Chromogenic color print
20 × 20 in
Courtesy of the Artist
Cig Harvey
Kendall at Beauchamp, Camden, Maine
c. 2014
Chromogenic dye coupler print
Courtesy of the Artist
Cig Harvey
Birds of New England, Rockport, Maine
c. 2016
Photograph on Aluminum
Courtesy of the Artist
Cig Harvey
Deep Bay, Self Portrait, North Shore Bermuda
c. 2005
Digital c-type
Courtesy of the Artist
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