Anne Hardy: Survival Spell

Anne Hardy,Maureen Paley

A new group of floor and wall sculptures by Anne Hardy are presented across both the gallery and Studio M.

The works in the exhibition, begun during Anne Hardy’s residency at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, display the earthy, weather-worn tones of a desert or an archaeological site. The materials found there, in the street outside her London studio and while foraging within the in-between spaces of cities, are incorporated throughout the sculptures. Rocks, metal, fly screens, shoes, ring pulls, atmospheres, beans cast in pewter, ’things that were once useful’2, suggest a layered sense of time and process.

Survival Spell marks a shift towards figuration in Anne Hardy’s work and expands the sentient qualities of her large–scale FIELDwork installations into individual works. Life casts of hands and shoes, articles of the artists’ clothing, or stones arranged in the shape of hands cumulatively suggest living presence. In Being(Immaterial) and Being (Interloper), these elements resolve into fragmented but recognisable bodies that are seated or kneeling directly on the floor, rooted in earth.

The exhibition will also be accompanied by an artist’s publication co-published by Dent–De–Leone, designed by Kåjsa of Åbäke with a commissioned text by Lisa Le Feuvre.

Also on show at Studio M, Rochelle School, 7 Playground Gardens, E2 7FA

Duration 06 April 2024 - 19 May 2024
Times Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm
Cost Free
Venue Maureen Paley (Three Colts Lane)
Address 60 Three Colts Lane, London, E2 6GQ
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