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UCA to host Cig Harvey photography exhibition

Baum Gallery presents new show for fall

CONWAY–The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will host a new exhibition, Cig Harvey: From Red to Violet, which runs from Aug. 25 to Oct. 13, 2022.

The Baum Gallery’s operating hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Cig Harvey exhibition is the first showing of the UCA artists-in-residence series. This exhibition is curated by Brian Young, Baum Gallery director, with assistance from Donna Pinckley, professor of photography in the UCA Department of Art and Design.

Harvey is a British-born artist and writer living in Maine and working in large-format color photography and poetry.

Harvey has published five sold-out books: “Blue Violet” (Monacelli/Phaidon, 2021), “Reveal” (with Debbie Fleming Caffrey and Andrea Modica; Yoffy Press, 2020); “You an Orchestra You a Bomb” (Schilt Publishing, 2017); “Gardening at Night” (Schilt Publishing, 2015); and “You Look at Me Like an Emergency” (Schilt Publishing, 2012).

Emily & The Falcon
Emily & The Falcon

Harvey’s photographs and books are in the permanent collections of museums across the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, New York); The Library of Congress (New York, New York): Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut); 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). She is represented by galleries worldwide and has exhibited at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and at AIPAD (New York) for the past 15 years. She had her first solo museum show at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway and more recently at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine.

Harvey was awarded the Prix Virginia Laureate in 2018 and the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Maine in America Award in 2021. She has been a nominee for the John Gutmann Fellowship, the Santa Fe Prize and the Prix Pictet, and a finalist for the BMW Prize, the Karl Lagerfeld Collection at Paris Photo, the Clarence John Laughlin Award and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Most recently in 2022, “Eat Flowers” won the Fine Press Book Association’s Judges Choice Award for Best Book in Show at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the UCA Department of Art and Design, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the Conway Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CAHSS Artists in Residence program is funded by the UCA Student Arts Fee.

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