VisArts Presents Sarah Hardesty Moving Mountains

By Editorial Team on November 29, 2017

Fri, 01 December 2017 — Sun, 07 January 2018

Sarah Hardesty, Moving Mountains, 2017, acrylic on wood panel, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of VisArts.
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1 from 7pm to 9pm

Sarah Hardesty’s drawings, paintings, and installations use the idea of ‘time-binding’ as a contextual platform. This notion of preserving memories and recording experience for the use of subsequent generations informs this body of work. Through space, color, line, repetition, and systems of marking time she explores past, present, and future. In her process, she adjusts memory, records experience, and alters space and surface.

About the artist: Sarah Hardesty has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Wassaic Project, the Carriage House at Islip Art Museum, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Vermont Studio Center. Her drawings, paintings, and installations have been included in numerous exhibitions including ISE Cultural Foundation and Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY; MPG Gallery, Boston, MA; Wheaton College, MA; the Tucson Museum of Art and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ. She has been awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in conjunction with Santa Fe Art Institute and a Leon Levy award for her residency at MacDowell. She received her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Arizona in 2005, and her B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College in 1998. She was born in Strong, Maine and currently lives and works in the Washington D.C. area.

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