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Joe Hardesty
updated: 07/26/2012
website: www.joehardesty.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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California Peppercorn
Detail: California Peppercorn
Ski Jump
Clergy
Rainbow Dogs
20-year-old
White Wolves
Sunburned Pool
Checkered Headdress
Small Meandering River
Steep Green Hillside
Pink Monkeys
Two Boys (watercolor version)
Pink Teats II (small messy version)
Vikings
 
Portfolio Keywords:  memory, nature, text, narrative, language, landscape, conceptual, animals, consumer culture, fantasy
 
 
California Peppercorn by Joe Hardesty
California Peppercorn
graphite, collage, color pencil, and gold leaf on paper [acrylic on verso]
2011
38 " x  42.5 " 
Detail: California Peppercorn by Joe Hardesty
Detail: California Peppercorn
graphite, collage, color pencil, and gold leaf on paper [acrylic on verso]
2011
38 " x  42.5 " 
Ski Jump by Joe Hardesty
Ski Jump
watercolor on paper mounted on panel
2008
42" x  34" 
Clergy by Joe Hardesty
Clergy
pencil on paper
2007
18" x  22" 
Rainbow Dogs by Joe Hardesty
Rainbow Dogs
watercolor on paper
2008
20" x  26" 
20-year-old by Joe Hardesty
20-year-old
watercolor on paper
2008
20" x  26" 
White Wolves by Joe Hardesty
White Wolves
gouache on paper
2008
26" x  40.5" 
Sunburned Pool by Joe Hardesty
Sunburned Pool
pencil on paper
2009
27.5" " x  39.5" " 
Checkered Headdress by Joe Hardesty
Checkered Headdress
pencil on paper
2009
27.5" " x  39.5" " 
Small Meandering River by Joe Hardesty
Small Meandering River
pencil on paper
2009
19.75" " x  27.5" " 
Steep Green Hillside by Joe Hardesty
Steep Green Hillside
pencil on paper
2009
27.5" " x  39" " 
Pink Monkeys by Joe Hardesty
Pink Monkeys
color pencil on paper
2009
19.75 " x  28.5 " 
Two Boys (watercolor version) by Joe Hardesty
Two Boys (watercolor version)
watercolor on paper
2009
27.5 " x  39.5 " 
Pink Teats II (small messy version) by Joe Hardesty
Pink Teats II (small messy version)
pencil on paper
2009
19.75" " x  27.5" " 
Vikings by Joe Hardesty
Vikings
watercolor on paper
2009
27.5 " x  39.5 " 

Artist Statement

I make seemingly simple drawings on paper that address ambiguous and contradictory aspects of our cultural landscape.  By focusing viewers’ attention primarily through the use of text, my drawings work both as a concrete reality created on the page and as a changing series of interpretations as each viewer “reads” the text differently.  I want the process of making art – the act of imagination – to be both visible and entertaining. Using only language to describe what the viewer is experiencing, the drawings inhabit a space somewhere between text, image and the mind’s eye.

 

Please note: Full transcriptions of the the text that appears in my drawings may be found at: www.joehardesty.com
 

Artist Bio / CV

Joe Hardesty

Education

M.F.A. 2008 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

B.F.A. 1999 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

2009

Joe Hardesty, Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL

Group Exhibitions

2010

Helden von heute, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck Austria

Helden von heute, Red Gate Gallery Studios, Beijing China (catalogue)

2009

Zeigen. eine audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin Germany (catalogue)

Access All Areas, a drawing exhibition, organized by Arturo Herrera and Tanja Wagner Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin Germany

redden is silber, zeigen ist gold, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany

Pictures of People and Animals (some dead), putput, Berlin Germany

Where the Ocean Meets the Sky, Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL

Case-by-Case Basis, Lloyd Dobler, Chicago IL

2008

Several Landscapes, Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL

Paper Love, devening projects + editions, Chicago IL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, G2 Gallery – School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2007

One of One: Prints Like No Other, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL

Proof, Gallery X, Chicago IL

Preview, devening projects + editions, Chicago IL

THE DAMS 2, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan Puerto Rico

2006

Where All the D*cks Hang Out, Western Exhibitions, Chicago IL

Vomitorium with Agitprop, 40000, Chicago IL

Emerald City, RIDER Project, Chicago IL

The World is Flat, Galerie Lifebomb, Berlin Germany

2002

The Program, FGA, Chicago IL

Awards and Residencies

School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA fellowship - Gelman Travel Fellowship

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee Belgium

Collections:

The Fogg Art Museum – Harvard University

Reed College – Print Drawing, and Artist Book Collection

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee Belgium

Bilbliography:

Muntean, Robert and Regl, Bianca, editors. Heroes of Today (catalog). Kerber Artbooks, publisher.

Pedro Velez, “Chicago Build Up,” Artnet.com, January 10, 2010

Lauren Weinberg, “Several Landscapes,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 179 : Jul 31–Aug 6, 2008