Anne Hardy: Rising Heat




Presented in Studio M will be a selection of unique photograms that were produced in 2020 and form a new series titled The Depth of Darkness, the Return of the Light. The materials used in the production of these works were gathered from the River Thames foreshore while the artist was researching her 2019/2020 commission for Tate Britain, which took inspiration from the rhythms of the earth and the tides of the river in order to transform the façade of the building. Working in an analogue photographic darkroom the artist has manipulated light over an arrangement of these objects that are at once the source and the outcome of her field research.

Anne Hardy came to prominence in the early 2000’s with her large-scale photographs that depicted constructed environments that were made privately in her studio. Over the years her working process has expanded to include the presentation of sound works, films, sculpture and the construction of immersive environments – FIELDworks – that can be accessed and experienced in life. The built structures that make up these environments utilise choreographed sequences of manipulated light, sound and air that are grounded in colour fields made from architectural forms. The starting point for these works is often the discovery of found or ‘lost’ objects, atmospheres and sounds that are collected and recorded in bypassed areas of the city such as the East London Docklands or the banks of the river Thames. Places she describes as ‘pockets of wild space … where loose-ends, feelings and thoughts collect’. These elements become a sensory language that is used to describe a newly imagined landscape.

Duration 14 April 2021 - 06 June 2021
Times Wed - Sun 11 am - 6 pm advance booking required
Cost Free
Venue Maureen Paley
Address 60 Three Colts Lane, London, E2 6GQ
Contact 4402077294112 / info@maureenpaley.com / www.maureenpaley.com

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