Roll Hardy: Recent Work
Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR - Nov 2-Dec 2
Hardy has etched a career derived from seeing the beauty of discarded places and urban decay indicative of a post-industrial city. His realistic renderings are almost a documentation of Portland’s old infrastructure, bringing to light his place as a witness to the Portland that once was as the city rapidly changes. Gray melancholic scenes feel quintessentially Northwest as Hardy continually showcases a poetic ability to depict the quietude of weathered street scenes while evoking beauty within the desolate moments that reside in his industrial landscape subjects.