This November, Modern Art Oxford presents FIELD, an exhibition of major new work by acclaimed British artist Anne Hardy. The artist creates environments which incorporate sculptural installation, photography and audio. Her installation at Modern Art Oxford runs from 7 November 2015 until 10 January 2016.
The exhibition takes the whole gallery as series of landscapes or ‘Fields’, immersive spaces that Hardy constructs using wood, concrete, carpet and an array of other found materials. She also uses photography, text, light, colour and carefully composed audio landscapes. Her work includes objects salvaged from the streets, and references the fictional worlds of authors such as JG Ballard, Tom McCarthy and Haruki Murakami.
Hardy’s Fields envelop the visitor, offering ambiguous physical and psychological experiences. These environments have been described as ‘physically existent head spaces’ which are both functional and illusory, giving the impression that they are inhabited spaces which continue with their own activities once an encounter with them is over.
About the artist:
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.
Anne Hardy: Field – Modern Art Oxford – 7 November 2015 to 10 January 2016