Preview: Anne Hardy – Twin Fields
The Common Guild to host first show in Scotland by prolific London-based artist Anne Hardy
With its multiple grand domestic interiors, The Common Guild will provide interesting possibilities for Anne Hardy’s work, which is often receptive to its surroundings. The artist best known for her photographs made in response to staged environments will build a bespoke installation made in situ for Twin Fields.
‘The work will be specific to the architecture of this gallery,’ says Anne Hardy. ‘The stacking of one exhibition space over another, and the way one space may host or hide other realities inside it.’ This is Hardy’s first exhibition in Scotland and will be her most ambitious project to date in the UK. Twin Fields is a development of two other sculptural installations: ‘Two Joined Fields’ and ‘Fieldworks’ made in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
According to The Common Guild curator Kitty Anderson, these titles come from Hardy’s interest in the idea of a ‘field’ as a zone of interest, a terrain or an open-ended psychological space. ‘The exhibition relates to Anne’s photographic work through the construction of physical and psychological spaces that conjure images in the mind’s eye.’
The Common Guild, Glasgow, Sat 6 Jun–Sun 9 Aug