"JD HARDY leans into the idea that time is unstable with poetic video installations that are presented almost as light sculptures that bend into corners and refract between pieces of mirrors. These dreamy projections of tactile surfaces on flat walls or supports betrays our disconnect between visual expectation and the literal surroundings they are displayed on. Her videos are looped without optically disclosing such an editing format: miniscule pixels waver ever so slightly or shadows seem to flicker, which either causes the viewer to blink twice and pay attention or feel satisfied for having seen the whole of a supposedly static image. The viewer is left with an impression, and thus a memory, which may or may not align with what was really seen, and which further investigates the human experience of repetition and subjectivity."
OUT TO PASTURE:
2021 MFA Graduation Exhibition
JD Hardy graduated in May 2021 from the University of South Florida. Hardy received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2010. In 2012, she co-founded Benson First Friday, a thriving non-profit for the arts in Omaha, Nebraska. She was co-curator of Petshop Gallery from 2012-2018. And she was a 2017 fellow at the Union for Contemporary Arts, an arts organization driven by the principles of cultural equity.