Cig Harvey’s photographs produce an overwhelming feeling of wonder, admiration, or even fear of the unknown by looking at life on the threshold between magic and disaster, for they are tiny fragments of everyday life captured in a moment of awe. Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present You An Orchestra You A Bomb, a new body of work by Cig Harvey. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and opens in conjunction with a newly released monograph of the same name.
You an Orchestra You a Bomb looks at the artist’s relationship with life itself. This new series continues on themes of family in Harvey’s whimsical and otherworldly style, while thinking deeper about what lays ahead in a formative sensory response to how fragile the present can be. Harvey has always experienced the world viscerally, but after a traumatic event, a raw heightened awareness of the temporary nature of life permeates this new work. Through breathless moments of beauty, her images propel us to fathom the sacred in the split seconds of daily life.
Artist Talk: Saturday, January 27, 1-2 pm
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Robert Mann Gallery
525 West 26th Street, Floor 2, New York, NY 10001, USA
December 07, 2017 to January 27, 2018