Modern Art Oxford: 7 November 2015 – 10 January 2016
Modern Art Oxford presents FIELD, an exhibition of new work by British artist Anne Hardy (b. 1970).
Hardy introduces the idea of a ‘field’ as a zone of interest, terrain or an open-ended psychological space. Working with sculptural installation, audio, text and image, the Upper Gallery becomes a series of these arenas, their boundaries defined by shifts in lighting, audio and colour.
Hardy came to prominence in the 2000’s, with a series of photographs of constructions made in her studio; each one built, photographed and subsequently discarded. In her work since 2013, Hardy’s approach to making images has shifted to sculpture itself based on using objects, materials and audio to construct environments where we encounter her work in the physical world.
Anne Hardy lives and works in London, and studied at the Royal College of Art (2000). Solo exhibitions include; TWIN FIELDS, The Common Guild, Glasgow, 2015; rrmmmph, huooghg, op, mmmuuoow, ip , FIG-2, ICA studio, London, 2015; Fieldworks, Kunstverein Freiburg, 2014; Vienna Secession, 2012; Maureen Paley, 2013; New Acquisitions from the Arts Council Collection 2010, Anne Hardy — Recent Work, Project Space, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2010. In 2012, the artist book Anne Hardy Secession was published to accompany her exhibition at the Vienna Secession. Hardy’s work has been included in group exhibitions both in the UK and internationally, including Mirrorcity at The Hayward Gallery, London, 2014. Hardy took up artist residencies at Camden Arts Centre, London, 2011 and Live in the Studio at Modern Art Oxford, 2014, to develop a live performance work. Anne Hardy is represented by Maureen Paley, London. A new monograph will be published in Autumn 2015 by The Common Guild and Dent-de-Leone, focusing on Hardy’s exhibitions at The Common Guild and Modern Art Oxford