MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.- Cig Harveys You Look At Me Like An Emergency is a visual autobiography populated by the photographers central relationships over more than a decade. Through rich, vibrant photographs and startlingly revealing writing, Cig transforms quotidian experiences that reference time, childhood, and femininity into totems that mark key moments in her life.
A document of one womans emotional life as it is a catalog of psychological archetypes. You Look At Me Like An Emergency takes the viewer on a literal and metaphorical journey with family, friends, and lovers through fields and forests, dwellings and cities, oceans and caves to finally find a place called home. In seventy-four luminous photographs and seventeen written vignettes, Emergency conveys the universal quest for personal identity and place in the world.
Cig Harvey has been taking photographs since she was 13 years old when she realized that photographing was a viable medium to tell stories. Her devotion of visual story-telling has lead to innovative international features around the world, including exhibitions in Norway this past winter and forthcoming gallery exhibitions throughout the rest of 2012 in Boston (Robert Klein Gallery); Aspen (Joel Soroka Gallery); New York City (Robin Rice Gallery); Minneapolis (MPLS Photo Center); and Byfield, MA (Remis Gallery).
Her work has also been included in exhibitions at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, in Rochester, NY.
She divides her time between homes in Rockport, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.