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January 7 - January 31, 2013

Figures | Contexts

Juror: Cig Harvey

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Rachael Banks - Little Elm, TX Personal Palette
Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Larry Brownstein - Culver City, CA The Gesture
Claffey_Elizabeth_Carey's Allowance
Elizabeth M. Claffey - Lexington, KY Carey's Allowance
Katherine Clayton - Hoopeston, IL From the Earth
Megan Douglas - Cabot, AR Mckenzie #5
Nathan Eldridge - Portland, ME Self-Portrait as a Writer
Pippi Ellison - Cambridge, MA Stoneman
Michelle Fader - Tampa, FL Edge
Sara Fields - Austin, TX Let Me Go
Essi Frydenlund - Oslo, Norway Untitled
Vincent Glielmi - Carol Stream, IL Sandwich County Fair, 2013
GRANT_DANIEL_7_timing sets
Daniel Grant - San Francisco, CA Timing Sets
Andrew Greenwood - Tallahasee, FL Luciano
Jason Halley - Chico, CA Beach
Hobson_Joshua_2Girl in Purple, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Joshua Hobson - Portland, OR Girl in Purple Dress, Das Es Salaam, Tanzania
James_Janette_4The Burning
Janette James - Pawling, NY The Burning
Jarosz_Kristine_4 Pork Sandwich
Kristine Jarosz - Houston, TX Pork Sandwich
Jaime Johnson - Ruston, LA Nest
Kalinsky_Candi_2 In The Falls
Candi S. Kalinsky - Bellevue, NE In the Falls
Grace VIrginia Kari - Missoula, MT The Circle and the Square
Maher_Patty_where the wind blows
Patty Maher - Terra Cotta, Ontario Where the Wind Blows
Merchant_Kelly_ 6houseleek, virginia creeper,foxglove, fern, osmunda fern
Kelly Merchant - High Falls, NY Houseleek, Virginia Creeper, Foxglove, Fern, Osmunda Fern
Desireé Pfeiffer - San Francisco, CA Untitled No. 4 from the series Little Fifteen
Picture 003
Sarah Pfohl - Syracuse, NY Fit
Katie Purnell - Birmingham, AL Birmingham
Nataly Rader - Los Angeles, CA Anticipation
Christiana Elizabeth Rifaat - Boston, MA Midday Lethargy. Vero Beach, FL
Kathryn Roberts - Columbia, SC Cabinet
Edward L. Rubin - Los Angeles, CA Ilee Kaplan
Whitten Sabbatini - Memphis, TN Eric and Teresa, Martin Luther King Blvd
Curtis Salonick - Wilkes-Barre, PA King Richard of Taliaterra
Michael Seif - Watertown, MA Backswimmer
Nathan R. Smith - Oakton, VA Sisters Hailing a Cab
Sabrina Staires - Roeland Park, KS Adam Jones Truck
Susan Swihart - Los Angeles, CA Sister
Brandy Trigueros - San Gabriel, CA Hope
J.M. Valdivia - North Miami Beach, FL Daniel
Adam Watkins - Salt Lake City, UT Speechless
Winky Lewis - Portland, ME Lo Jumping
Spunky Rooster and Jamie
Kate Wilhelm - Spunky Rooster Jamie
Agrons_Geoffrey_03Independence Day
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA Independence Day
Bickett_Sydnee_6The Fence
Sydnee Bickett - Bloomington, MN The Fence
Bixler_Michael_Glade To Wood 5
Michael Bixler - Philadelphia, PA Glade to Wood
Lisa Hennessey Botkin - Studio City, CA Far From Here
CJ Bryant - Suffern, NY The Pines, from the series My Life as a Ghost
DiTosti Roy 2Kris Bathroom
Roy DiTosti - Stow, MA Kris Bathroom
Nicole L. Du Bois - Greensboro, NC Vexed
Deena Feinberg - Rhinebeck, NY Exit Stage Right
The Three Graces
Suki Fredericks - Leicester, VT The Three Graces of Oliver Hill Farm
Emilyann Gachko - Cranford, NJ Justin Brown
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Dan Gemkow - Columbia, MO Jesus
Gohde-Haase_Katie_5Bride Series, Fallen
Katie Gohde-Haase - Deep River, CT Bride Series: Fallen
Honkanen_Jarmo_1Self-portrait at inva-parking
Jarmo Honkanen - Helsinki, Finland Self-Portrait at Inva-Parking
Kevin Lehman - Middlebury, VT Bite Me
Kim Llerena - Washington, DC Baker in Window with Crutches, Havana
Zane Logan - Taylors, SC Tyger River with Floating Figure
Malika-Sqalli- ThePhoenix
Malika Sqalli - London, UK The Phoenix - Derrick Johnson Olympic Weightlifter 2013 National Champion
McKinniss_Jim_3Tammy 20130714 #1
Jim McKinniss - Redondo Beach, CA Tammy 20130714 #1
Debbie Miracolo - Hawthorne, NY Tatum, from the series The Change Agents
Chrystal Lea Nause - Makanda, IL Shelter
Danielle Ellen Owensby - Warren, MI My Sister
Emily Porter - Milwaukee, WI The Silhouette of a Damsel No. 1
Caitlin Ragan - Easley, SC Pile of Books
Darcy Rogers - New York, NY Wind
Olga Rook - Rotterdam, The Netherlands The Wall
Mir-Kian Roshannia - East Gwillimbury, Ontario Behind Glass
Rebecca Rothey - Baltimore, MD Self Portrait with Book
Don Russell - McKinney, TX Isis
Jasper Savage - Toronto, Ontario Oddity
Joshua Separzadeh - Venice, CA Stars
Malina Stanczak - Alexandria, VA Untitled, from the series Couch
Stacie Turner - West Hartford, CT Photographer
Sandra Chen Weinstein - Lake Forest, CA Woman in Yellow, Riga

Juror: Cig Harvey
Gallery Exhibition:
January 7 - January 31, 2013

Juror's Statement
The process of jurying a show seems at first glance a relatively simple one, yet the reality couldn't be further from truth. It's a subjective and tough experience. For me, it's an agonizing process made over the course of many days. I sift through the entries over and over and over again until a certain group of images bubble to the surface. Ultimately, I was looking for work that felt authentic and original. I gravitated towards images that embraced the formal concerns of photography; frame, light, color etc to its highest levels, to elevate the conceptual and narrative content of the picture. The resulting group of final images demonstrate a command of the craft of photography and firmly point to the medium¹s story telling capacities. I am honored and humbled to have been given this daunting task and wholly thank all the applicants and wish to congratulate those selected.

- Cig Harvey

About the Juror
Cig Harvey grew up in Devon in South West England and became interested in photography as a young teenager while working in a darkroom. She received her MFA from Rockport College in 1999 and in 2005 was selected as one of Photo District News’s 30 emerging photographers to watch.

Harvey was an assistant professor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University where she worked for ten years. Her first solo museum show was held at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo in 2012 in conjunction with the release of her first monograph, You Look At Me Like An Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012). The book is a personal exploration of love, loss, longing and belonging. You Look At Me Like An Emergency sold out in all editions and was selected by Photo District News as one of the best books of 2012. It was widely reviewed by international publications, including The Independent and The Boston Globe.

Her second monograph, Gardening at Night (Schilt Publishing, 2015) was released to critical acclaim from Vogue and The New York Times, among others. The book is an exploration of familial love and a sense of place in the natural world, with seasons figuring prominently as metaphor. She was featured in The New York Times in an article titled “Why Can’t Great Artists Be Mothers?” rejecting the stereotype that motherhood and artistic dedication are at odds. In an interview with The Telegraph about the book, Harvey cited magical realism as a source of inspiration and said “I am very interested in finding magic in the real world and photography reminds me that this world is amazing.”

Harvey’s third monograph, You an Orchestra You a Bomb (Schilt Publishing, 2017) centers on our relationship with life itself, capturing moments of awe and sacred seconds that convey our fragile present. It was applauded in a number of international publications, including in The New York Times, BBC, New York Magazine, and Creative Review.

Harvey’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in several collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman Museum, and The Farnsworth Art Museum. Her work has been displayed at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and AIPAD every year since 2006. She has been a nominee for John Gutmann fellowship and the Santa Fe Prize, and a finalist for the BMW Prize and The Karl Lagerfield Collection at Paris Photo, The Clarence John Laughlin Award, The Taylor Messing Photographic Portrait Prize, and for The Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from Center.

In 2018, Cig Harvey will be represented as part of the prestigious group show, Retour a la Ligne, photographs from the collection of Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Fall at Musee de l’Eysees, Lausanne, Switzerland. She will also be the featured artist in the show Memory: Mystery, Magic, and Make-believe at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2019, Harvey will have a solo show at Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine.

Cig Harvey is represented by Robert Mann Gallery in New York, Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, Huxley-Parlour Gallery in London, Joel Soroka Gallery in Aspen, Dowling Walsh Gallery in Maine, and Schlit Publishing in The Netherlands.

Cig Harvey lives in a farmhouse in midcoast Maine with her husband Doug and daughter Scout. The slow passing of time and the natural surroundings of her rural home has made her alert to the magic in the mundane.

See her work here.

Call for Entries
People are always in places, and portrait photographs can use those places to expand our understanding of the individual being portrayed. For the exhibition FIGURES | CONTEXTS we sought photographs that present one or more individuals in a setting that enlarges our understanding of the subject. For instance, the setting could be play a metaphoric function, it could provide further insight into the person or persons being portrayed, or it could be an environment that enlarges our understanding of the meaning of the portrait. We were very pleased that Cig Harvey was the juror for this exhibition. Known for her amazing portraits, most recently featured in her book You Look at Me Like an Emergency, and a series of recent solo exhibition, Cig is one of the most important photographers working today in the medium of creative portraiture.