LINDSEY BROWN

“……By seducing viewers into an unknown
and sexually ambiguous terrain, Hardie’s paintings will, I suspect strike
a raw nerve in everyone…like good sex, the experience is both terrifying
and sublime”

Tania Guha, Time Out, London, review of solo show at Jason and Rhodes
Gallery, London”

LINDSEY BROWN gallery is pleased to announce its
inaugural exhibition VERGE, recent paintings by the Scottish artist,Gwen
Hardie
.

Hardie’s small square canvases achieve an illusionism which is at once
serene and provocative. Tonal colors such as pearly grays, mossy greens
and deep mauves are subtly manipulated to suggest an illusionary curve
on the canvas surface or something central pushing through. This point
of convergence could be, by its pared down nature, anything having a material
form in space.

With minimal detail, Hardie succeeds in creating the ambiguity of something
concave/convex, distant/close up, landscape/body. Her spontaneous, animated
touch with paint lends an unusual air of gravity and grace to the startling,
spatial dynamics of these paintings, which resist easy categorization.

Hardie will also execute a painting directly on the gallery wall raising
the stakes of the Minimalist-inflected illusionism embraced by her other
work.

Gwen Hardie has had 6 solo shows in the last decade in London, UK.
She moved to New York in January 2000 and has since shown with Lennon Weinberg
in “Five”(with Kenneth Noland and Rachel Howard) and in “Abstraction and Immanence”
at Hunter College, Times Square Gallery. She has won numerous awards in the
UK and is represented in museums worldwide such as the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in NY, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Scottish National
Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

The gallery is located at 526 West 26th ST. suite 612 NY NY. The show will run
September 19th – October 13th Wed- Sat 11:OO-6:OO.phone# 212-252-4885.
The opening reception will be September 20th 6:00- 8:00 pm.

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