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Andrew Hardwick: Remnant
September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Andrew Hardwick trained at Bath College of Art, UWE and the University of Wales. He has exhibited extensively across the UK over the last 20 years, particularly throughout the western counties, Wales and Cornwall. His work plays with traditional ideas of landscape, from the seemingly natural and poetic wilderness of the Moors, to the man-made impact of big industrial ports, redundant factories and resulting wastelands. A layered, heavily textured landscape is a theme in Hardwick’s work, using different types of paint, plaster, plastics, soils, pigments, roofing felt and other unconventional materials. To this rich surface often relevant toys are added, suggesting reminders of the landscape’s history. No image in the work is left untouched by the notion of change, memory, history and emotion; often the landscape’s story and history is purposely unclear. Hardwick’s images remind us that we are just another layer within time.