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Specimen: Upon Closer Inspection by Leah Hardy

Exhibition  /  12 Jun 2014  -  13 Jul 2014
Published: 06.06.2014
Gray Street Workshop
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10 Sydney Place
5000 -  Adelaide
AUSTRALIA
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Catherine Truman
Leah Hardy. Piece: Samsāra, 2013. Cast bronze, fabricated brass and copper, patina. 7 x 28 x 9.5 cm. Leah Hardy
Piece: Samsāra, 2013
Cast bronze, fabricated brass and copper, patina
7 x 28 x 9.5 cm
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Leah Hardy. Piece: In Preparation For Grafting, 2014. 9 x 16.5 x 12.5 cm. Leah Hardy
Piece: In Preparation For Grafting, 2014
9 x 16.5 x 12.5 cm
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Intro
Gray Street Workshop is pleased to be presenting the intriguing work of Leah Hardy in her solo exhibition- Specimen: Upon closer inspection."Much of the conceptual and aesthetic impetus for my artwork has been derived from interest in ritual objects, shrines and talismans—the intersection of the sacred and the secular."

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Leah Hardy
Gray Street Workshop is pleased to be presenting the intriguing work of Leah Hardy in her solo exhibition- Specimen: Upon closer inspection. Leah was artist in residence at Gray Street Workshop in 2013 and she is again joining us from Wyoming for the event.

Specimen: upon closer inspection

"Much of the conceptual and aesthetic impetus for my artwork has been derived from interest in ritual objects, shrines and talismans—the intersection of the sacred and the secular. Personal iconography often includes parts of the body and flora presented in a contemplative manner. My newest work has been focused on insect-inspired forms, which become metaphors for the present human condition and also serve as an ethical inquiry into the scientific ability to genetically modify our food, alter our bodies and prolong life. Fragmented, altered with mechanical elements or re-contextualized, these life forms are formally preserved to reference our fascination with mortality and desire. The intended effect is for the pieces to be specimens—beautiful, yet at times, disturbing."
- Leah Hardy, 2014
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