WHAT TO DO OCTOBER 3-9 2007 

Cig Harvey’s show at the Robin Rice Gallery documents daydreams. Harvey’s unapologetic depictions of musing females, though honest enough, are oddly unexpected given the bra-busting, foul mouth depiction of women now currently in vogue. Although her figures are placed in meditative poses, her presentation is direct and graphic, featuring strong, saturated colors and simple settings. Staring down into underwater caves, sitting midway on a narrow step, or losing themselves during a meal, her figures may be gentle and detached, but they too address many of the same themes seen in the pervious work, namely, the effort to find and document meaning in the things we do, the places we live, and the people we love.