Please Join us to celebrate the release of Dave Hardy’s It’s grey, it’s grey, a book made through the generous support of Art in General. May 24th at 7:30 PM, Spoonbill & Sugartown Books, 218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn.
The first 25 copies will be packaged in an original work by the artist.
Introduction by Anne Barlow, texts by Nina Horisaki-Christens and Eve Meltzer, design by Jeff Lai. Published by Art in General.
The publication grew out of a new commissions project at Art in General and developed into an artwork of it’s own, using the ethos of the Whole Earth Catalog to frame the artist’s research photos, recent work and texts.
Dave Hardy’s sculptures present the familiar anew, creating objects stripped of their utility and reconditioned as strange propositions. His work plays with the ambiguity of the re-contextualized, using the language and techniques of mass production in the construction of unique hand-made pieces. The shingled facade of It’s grey it’s grey serves as metaphor for the artist’s other work: a faked surface obstructing a potentially subjective interior, a lighted sign full of blanks and advertising nothing, a leaking barrier, a constellation that does not keep the outside out or the inside in.
Dave Hardy’s work has been included in the exhibitions Make It Now at Sculpture Center, Un balance at Jack Shainman, and Greater New York 2005 at MoMA PS1. He has had solo exhibitions internationally at Living Room D Lyx, Malmö, Sweden, as well as solo exhibitions at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and at La Mama Galleria and Art in General in New York. Hardy is also one half of the collaborative effort SPIRIT TOURS with Siebren Versteeg. Hardy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.