Dowling Walsh Gallery artist Cig Harvey is projecting images and text in Rockport on the exterior wall of Union Hall each evening from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. through the end of 2020.
“My new project is a series of 50 foot projected photographs, aphoristic poems, and motion pieces that play on a continuous loop every night,” Harvey writes. “These large-scale, outdoor public displays are a tonic of light and color during the darkening days of early winter. The current social unrest, political climate, and the virus have intensified my urge to bring beauty into the community. … I hope that these images might open a window towards feelings of wonder, feelings that we have set aside but so deeply need in these difficult times. I intended to surprise commuters on the drive home from work with a giant projection of hot pink flowers or an image of fire-orange ranunculus filling the gray concrete wall at a time of year when the days are getting shorter, winter is looming, and pleasure might be in short supply. I want to make people gasp with delight. These projections are a love letter to humanity, an invitation to open our senses to the world around us, and are a way of fostering joy, light, and beauty.”
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. Visit www.dowlingwalsh.com, or call 207-596-0084 for more information.