Our current exhibition, 'Cig Harvey: Holding the Blue' closes this Saturday. 'Holding the Blue' showcases 30 photographs from Harvey's career, taken between 2003 and 2017, as a prelude to the publication of her new book 'You an Orchestra, You a Bomb' in November. Often highly orchestrated, Harvey's early works created a fantasy version of her own life experiences. Using herself as a model, each image was self-referential and meticulously mapped out to include specific metaphors, symbols and content. As her work progressed, Harvey introduced increasing amounts of spontaneity and branched out to include other models, such as neighbours, her daughter and husband.
Image: Cig Harvey, 'Prism, Rockport, Maine', 2017.