until 26.01. | #3225ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pugliese Levi shows from 6th November 2021 the exhibition Human Boundaries with new paintings by New York-based artist Gwen Hardie. This is her first solo exhibition in Berlin.
Gwen Hardie’s work appears as abstraction in its purest form, until one knows more about the process which leads to these meditative and ethereal fields of colour. Hardie takes inspiration from people and the infinite variations of the human skin, its colour and the glow which radiates from it. Each painting creates an illusion of shifting depths of field between a dominant foreground color and a background color. Finely tuned gradients of tone and saturation levels create a subtle impression of movement between human presence and atmosphere. Evolving from studies of the live model and research into color, Gwen Hardie’s art explores a fascinating terrain between figuration and abstraction.
Gwen Hardie, born and educated in Scotland, Gwen Hardie lived and worked in London and Berlin before settling in New York City in 2000. She was the youngest living artist ever to be given a solo show at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh in 1990. Upcoming solos shows include 57W57Arts, NYC in spring 2022. Most recently her work was shown at 57W57Arts, NYC and Art The Hague (2021), PAN AMSTERDAM and KunstRAI art fairs with ASAP Gallery, Rotterdam, and at Chabot Fine Art in The Hague. Exhibitions include Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting at The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, with Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville and others; “Skin; An Artistic Atlas”, with Marlene Dumas and others at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. Hardie’s work is in private and public collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the British Council, London, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Modern Collection, Lisbon. Her work has been reviewed by Art In America, The New York Times, Artcritical.com, The Glasgow Herald, The New Yorker, The Scotsman and The Independent, among others. Hardie has received Fellowships at The Bogliasco Foundation, Genoa, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, MacDowell and Yaddo in the USA.
Exhibition start: Saturday, 6 November 2021 ((regularly open, no opening ceremony!)
Exhibition period: Saturday, 6 November 2021 – Saturday, 8 January 2022 – ATTENTION: extended until Wednesday, 26 January 2022To the Gallery
Bildunterschrift: Gwen Hardie, 03.17.20 (orangey red brown on blue/grey), 2020, Öl auf Leinwand, 76 x 76 cm
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