UCA News – UCA to host Cig Harvey photography exhibition

Baum Gallery presents a new exhibition for the fall

The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will host a new exhibition, Cig Harvey: from red to purplewhich runs from August 25 to October 13, 2022.

Baum Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition is the first in UCA’s series of Artists in Residence. This exhibition is organized by Brian Young, director of the Baum Gallery, with the help of Donna Pinckley, professor of photography in the Department of Art and Design at UCA.

Emily and the Falcon

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

Harvey has published five out-of-print 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).

Harvey’s photographs and books are part of the permanent collections of museums around 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 AIPAD (New York) for the past 15 years. She had her first solo museum exhibition at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway, and most recently at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine.

Cherriesred capeHarvey received the Virginia Laureate Prize in 2018 and the Maine in America Award from the Farnsworth Art Museum in 2021. She has been nominated for the John Gutmann Fellowship, the Santa Fe Prize, and the Pictet Prize, and a finalist for the BMW Prize, the Karl Lagerfeld at Paris Photo, the Clarence John Laughlin Prize and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Most recently, in 2022, “Eat Flowers” won the Fine Press Book Association Judges’ Choice Award for Best Book in Exhibit 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. CAHSS’s Artist-in-Residence program is funded through UCA’s student arts fees.

The Baum Gallery focuses on providing contemporary art to inspire UCA students. We develop exhibitions and events that invite interaction and encourage dialogue about the visual arts. Come get inspired! Updates on events can be found on the Baum website or follow social media channels: Twitter, instagram Where Facebook.

Tracey L. Sweeney