Monday, May 29, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Jerry Hardin's Bone Sculptures

Jerry Hardin, Ambition, Bone, 52” x 64” x 36”
Jerry Hardin’s debut exhibition at TAG Gallery entitled Bone Sculpture showcases Hardin’s mastery over the complex yet sublime medium of bone. Organic in nature and protected from the sun and water, bone has an unlimited life span which is exploited by the artist as he carves and builds sculpture that reflects our times and concerns. 
Jerry Hardin, Birthing Democracy, Bone, 24” x 18” x 10”
Hardin finds bone innately expressive, where dynamic action and personality can be found in its many grooves, curves, textures and shapes.
Jerry Hardin, Passing Through the Ring, Bone, 14” x 24" x 16”
To this end Hardin utilizes bone to suggest inferences about form that are distinctive and sensational, alluding to structural imagery and subject matter that is both natural and imagined. Consequently, this work touches upon elements of rebirth and resurrection. 
Jerry Hardin, Passing Balance Is All, Bone, 72” x 72” x 50”
Taking what was once alive, Hardin molds and crafts the material with his own mortal touch, breathing in a new found utility for his individual pieces that elevates Bone Sculpture from being an exhibition showcasing sculpture to one showcasing repurposed life. It is Hardin’s desire to bring unique communication and beauty to the viewer with these bones.

The exhibition runs through June 10.
Curious about Jerry's process?
Meet him at the Artist Panel, Saturday June 3, 3pm

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