Alex Hartley: Born in 1963, Alex Hartley lives and works in London and Devon.
Interesting and varied work by Alex Hartley at Vicoria Miro gallery and waterside garden.
Inside the gallery were a selection of beautiful light filled, ghostly, grey and white drawings. They were produced in and on immaculately produced frosted/clear acrylic boxes with what looked like black and white photographs laid at the back of the boxes. It seems the top surface was sprayed lightly with white paint and the drawing delicately applied.
Also displayed inside the gallery were photographic images of gardens with sculptural elements alongside…
… ‘sculptural and photographic elements in which the supports of plinth and frame are merged, further large-scale works present fragmentary architectural details in front of dense jungle scenery’…
and outside in the gallery’s waterside garden a collapsing and derelict modernist building:
A Gentle Collapsing II,