29.01.03 - 23.02.03


 

hardy + strong > disturbia

     
 

Swinburne School of Design graduates Charmaine Hardy and Simon Strong present their first solo inter-state exhibition of individual and collaborative works. Drawing from their previous shows, "Domestic Gods" (2000), "Of Two Minds", "I Wanna Be A Star" (both 2001), and "Clone" (2002), the artists have prepared two new images, and included a number of transitional pieces.

Hardy & Strong use their work to respond to issues pertinent in the media, popular culture, and in the way we experience the world. Ironic, facetious, and sometimes confronting, these images can be appreciated both for their surface of playful exuberance, and for the sagacious social critique. "Disturbia" explores some of the conflicts, disappointments, and inequalities lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life. Hardy & Strong seek to expose the disparity in the experiences between city and suburban dwellers. They focus on the hypocrisy underlying the performance of social rituals, alienation in work, home, and family environments, and the frustration felt by individuals by the demands of contemporary living.

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hardy + strong are represented by SPAN galleries in melbourne

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*prices valid 2003

 
hardy + strong
trinity
c type photograph
1400 x 1850 mm ea [triptych]
2001
$7000
hardy + strong
hardy + strong
hardy + strong
car city
digital lightjet c type photograph
1220 x 2162 mm
2001-03
$3500
charmaine hardy
i'm a survivor
digital lightjet c type photograph
1200 x 2100 mm
2001
$3500
charmaine hardy
hardy + strong
exit
digital lightjet c type photograph
1220 x 4000 mm
2001
$6000
simon strong
hardy + strong
hardy + strong
   
break n enter
digital lightjet c type photograph
1220 x 2074 mm
2001-03
$3500
charmaine hardy

reclamation
digital lightjet c type photograph
1200 x 1820 mm
2003
$3500
simon strong

   
hardy + strong
   
first home buyer
digital lightjet c type photograph
1147 x 4000 mm [diptych]
2001
$6000
charmaine hardy
   
hardy + strong
hardy + strong
   
house warming
digital lightjet c type photograph
1220 x 2150 mm
2001-03
$3500
charmaine hardy
detail
   
hardy + strong
   
delivering the ball
digital lightjet c type photograph
879 x 2300 mm
2000
$3500
hardy + strong
 
   
hardy + strong
hardy + strong
   
trolley won't go home
digital lightjet c type photograph
1093 x 2300 mm
2003
$3500
charmaine hardy
 
detail
   
hardy + strong
   
backyard blitz
digital lightjet c type photograph
1093 x 3200 mm
2001
$4000
charmaine hardy
 
   

 


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