Jackson Fine Art celebrates the welcome approach of spring with “Eat Flowers” and “Persephone,” exhibitions of new work from Cig Harvey and Angela West. Both series are lush explorations of the changing seasons and celebrations of emotional rebirth from two of the most innovative female photographers working today.
This is the gallery’s first exhibition of Cig Harvey’s work, and fifth exhibition of Angela West.
On Saturday, March 13th, the gallery will be accepting special opening weekend appointments from 11am – 4pm, with Angela West in attendance from 12-2pm. Appointments may be made by visiting their website.
On Saturday, May 8th, Cig Harvey will give a closing artist talk, followed by questions and a book signing in celebration of Harvey’s forthcoming monograph, “Blue Violet.” Harvey’s previous books, “You Look At Me Like An Emergency,” “Gardening at Night,” and “You an Orchestra, You a Bomb,” have all sold out and have won numerous awards.
“Eat Flowers,” an exhibition of recent work by Cig Harvey, is a multi-sensory installation of photography and text that celebrates the artists’ unique and contemplative approach to finding beauty in even the most mundane. Combining letterpress text, straight photography, and sculpture, Harvey provides an experience mirroring her celebrated photobooks, in which she offers viewers a glimpse into her artistic process through drawings, writings, and references.
In “Persephone,” an exhibition of new large-scale mixed media pieces from Angela West, the artist draws from her extensive archives, reimagining works from “My 33rd Spring,” a body of work she first presented 17 years ago following her MFA program at Yale. As the world stood still in 2020, West returned to these photographs, layering paint on top of her original landscapes to create a series of unique paintings that celebrate rebirth and the reemergence of West as a force in the photographic community.
About Cig Harvey
Cig Harvey is an artist whose practice seeks to find the magical in everyday life. Rich in implied narrative, Harvey’s work is deeply rooted in the natural environment, and offers explorations of belonging and familial relationships.
The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
About Angela West
Angela West grew up in Dahlonega, Georgia, and received her MFA in photography from Yale University. Much of Angela West’s photography is a series of varied photographic projects relating to her hometown and the chronology of its inhabitants. Employing the traditional academic genres of art to explore the nature and place of community, West’s projects include portrait studies of small-town teenage girls, landscape explorations of neighborhoods, and still lifes that represent the passing of time.
Angela West’s richly realized color photographs balance affection for her subjects with precise and unsentimental observation.
Angela West’s photography is included in the collections of the High Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.
Jackson Fine Art is located at 3115 East Shadowlawn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information about Jackson Fine Art and our artists, visit jacksonfineart.com.
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