Rocking Chair, 2022. oil on canvas.
Reading the Room: Memory, Dwelling, and the Everyday An M.F.A thesis exhibition by Sara Hardin The U.N.O. Gallery is pleased to present Sara Hardin’s M.F.A. thesis exhibition titled Reading the Room: Memory, Dwelling, and the Everyday. Her work consists of oil paintings and woodcut prints that explore the connection between the mind, memory, and place. Her dream-like compositions bear witness to the creation and destruction of memory and space; they allow architectural structures and remembered spaces to overlap, dissolve, and re-form. Evoking the complexity, fluctuations, and enigmatic nature of our lived experiences, these works lead to a deeper understanding of the ways the human mind functions. The exhibition will be open from April 9 through May 6, 2023, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 8, 6:00–9:00 p.m., featuring live music and refreshments. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00–5:00 p.m. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., and a closing reception to follow. The exhibition and all related events are free and open to the public. Sara Hardin currently lives in New Orleans, LA. She is graduating in May 2023 with an M.F.A. in painting from the University of New Orleans. Hardin works as a secondary art educator in the Greater New Orleans area. In 2021, she was awarded a fully funded artist residency in Vancleave, Mississippi. Hardin has two upcoming solo exhibitions at the LSMSA Gallery in Natchitoches, LA, opening in November of 2023, and at 600 Julia Street Gallery in New Orleans, opening in January of 2024. # # # If you would like more information about this exhibition, or to schedule an interview with Sara Hardin, please call the artist at (504) -377-7873 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about the artist is also at www.hardincreative.com.
Way Through, 2023. oil on canvas.
Unveiling the Light, 2021. oil on canvas.