Cig Harvey at OMAA, Maine: First solo museum presentation in the US

A new, solo exhibition of works by Cig Harvey has opened at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine. Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey is drawn from a selection of Harvey’s photographic projects from the past ten years, including You Look at Me Like an Emergency, Gardening at Night and You an Orchestra, You a Bomb. The exhibition takes its title from an original work commissioned for the show and installed in the museum’s seaside sculpture gardens.

Spanning photography, video, mixed media and the written word, Harvey’s creative practice explores the physical and emotional boundaries of the senses. Her vividly coloured images and seductive vocabulary combine to suggest dream-like narratives informed by the sensations of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, and memory. Harvey draws inspiration from her friends, family and life in Maine, meaning her work is both autobiographical and a window through to a familiar and living landscape.

Whilst the artist’s photographs have been widely exhibited and are held in the permanent collections of major museums and collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, and the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, the exhibition at OMAA represents Harvey’s first solo museum presentation in the United States.

Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and is supported by Elizabeth Cutler and Joanna Manikas. The artist will be giving a talk on Tuesday, July 30 from 5-7pm in the Sculpture Gallery of the OMAA, whilst the exhibition runs through 31 October 2019.

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