in New York, NY / United States
06.05.2021 - 20.08.2021 00:00
Cig Harvey - Blue Violet

Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to announce “Cig Harvey: Blue Violet”, the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. Harvey’s work is rich with the emotion and awe she is able to elicit through her depictions of the natural world and the magic within it. Her photographs, abundant with color, implied texture, and even scent, explore the five senses, bringing the viewer to the brink of saturation. This collection of photographs is both emotional and celebratory, filled with intense color, light and shadows.

The series, infused with flowers, speaks to the procession of seasons and transitional times. In the image, “Scout & The Disco Ball”, Harvey plays with dramatic, yet somehow gentle, atmospheric light. The lights from the disco ball appear to dance against the rustic wood walls. “Poppies (floating)” plays with the delicate line between life and decay. The viewer witnesses the vibrancy of the red and white poppies floating in the river, but is extremely aware of their fragility.

This exhibition opens in conjunction with the release of Harvey’s highly anticipated new monograph, “Blue Violet”. “Blue Violet” is part art book, part botanical guide, part historical encyclopedia, and part poetry collection all coming together in one rich volume.

Cig Harvey’s work is included in permanent collections of major institutions including, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine. Harvey was named one of the 2021 recipients of the Farnsworth’s Maine in America Award and was named the 2018 Prix Virginia Laureate, an international photography award based out of Paris, among many other honors. Harvey has published three previous sold out monographs (Schilt Publishing) the first of which: “You Look At Me Like An Emergency” (Schilt Publishing, 2012), was accompanied by a solo museum show at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway in Spring 2012.

The artist lives and works in rural Maine.

Please contact the gallery for viewing hours.


Robert Mann Gallery
14 East 80th Street, Penthouse
10075 New York, NY
United States


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