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Cynthia Greig
updated: 08/18/2013
website: www.cynthiagreig.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Nature Morte no. 4 (Still Life Inside Out)
Nature Morte no. 3 (Gravitational Pull)
Nature Morte no. 9 (Head with Pomegranates)
Nature Morte no. 2 (Lemons with Pitcher and Picture)
Nature Morte no. 12 (Vanitas)
Nature Morte no. 14 (Mold)
Nature Morte no. 19 (Castor and Pollux)
Representation no. 66 (still life #4)
Representation no. 69 (globe)
Representation no. 37 (camera)
Representation no 65 (fan)
Representation no. 38 (phone)
Representation no. 22 (black & white tv)
Representation no. 16-18 (matchbook)
Growth Gravity (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  illustration, historical, cartoon, conceptual, consumer culture, domestic, identity, process, still life, optical
 
 
Nature Morte no. 4 (Still Life Inside Out) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 4 (Still Life Inside Out)
Type C-print
2009
40" x  50" 
Nature Morte no. 3 (Gravitational Pull) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 3 (Gravitational Pull)
Type C-print
2009
20 " x  24 " 
Nature Morte no. 9 (Head with Pomegranates) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 9 (Head with Pomegranates)
Type C-print
2009
40" x  50" 
Nature Morte no. 2 (Lemons with Pitcher and Picture) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 2 (Lemons with Pitcher and Picture)
Type C-print
2009
40" x  50" 
Nature Morte no. 12 (Vanitas) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 12 (Vanitas)
chromogenic deveopment print
2010
40 " x  50 " 
Nature Morte no. 14 (Mold) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 14 (Mold)
Type C-print
2010
25" x  30" 
Nature Morte no. 19 (Castor and Pollux) by Cynthia Greig
Nature Morte no. 19 (Castor and Pollux)
chromogenic deveopment print
2010
24 " x  20 " 
Representation no. 66 (still life #4) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no. 66 (still life #4)
Type C-print
2007
24" x  20" 
Representation no. 69 (globe) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no. 69 (globe)
Type C-print
2008
24" x  20" 
Representation no. 37 (camera) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no. 37 (camera)
Type C-print
2006
20" x  16" 
Representation no 65 (fan) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no 65 (fan)
Type C-print
2007
24" x  20" 
Representation no. 38 (phone) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no. 38 (phone)
Type C-print
2006
24" x  20" 
Representation no. 22 (black & white tv) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no. 22 (black & white tv)
Type C-print
2003
24" x  20" 
Representation no. 16-18 (matchbook) by Cynthia Greig
Representation no. 16-18 (matchbook)
Type C-prints
2003
10" x  26" 
Growth Gravity (detail) by Cynthia Greig
Growth Gravity (detail)
Type C-prints and video
2010
64 " x  72 " 

Artist Statement
My work explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. For both series Nature Morte and Representations, I've created what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings. Using charcoal, I draw directly onto the surfaces of ordinary objects which I have first “whitewashed” with paint, creating visually ambiguous hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color, signifier and signified. No digital manipulation is involved, but the creation of the image is dependent on the monocular view of the camera.

Artist Bio / CV

My photographs and videos have been exhibited in galleries and museums both in the US and abroad. Public collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, Light Work, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Smith College Museum of Art, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, Seattle Arts Commission, WA, Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY, and  Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY among others.