Currents, an exhibit featuring the work of Clay Hardwick. The artist is a native of Jackson Mississippi who recently made the transition to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hardwick speaks about his transition to the Gulf Coast and being immediately transfixed by the complex beauty of the water; waves catching sunlight and creating seemingly chaotic displays of color and pattern. Hardwick’s instinctive paintings explore the water cycles of sea, to rain, to streams that have scored the earth and carved fantastic shapes into rocks. Hardwick likes to explore the interactions of flow and the patterns revealed when elements settle. In this body of work, he has connected the natural processes to his own path of self-understanding. While having an awareness of the earth’s time, the artist explores how time has visually affected our landscape.
Currents closing reception will be February 23, 2017 from 5pm-8pm.
Traditionally, mugs have served as a functional tool for drinking hot beverages. With that said, we would like to invite artists to expand and interpret their own ideas of what it means to be a mug. This exhibit is intended to celebrate the expansive possibilities of this great vessel which often holds our most beloved drinks.