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Unveiling the Legacy: Hardy Hanson’s Retrospective Exhibition

April 6 - July 10

Hardy Hanson's Retrospective Exhibition and Silent Auction

In the vibrant heart of the Bay Area, the Michelle Thomas Fine Art Gallery + Studio is gearing up for an unparalleled event that celebrates the innovative spirit and enduring legacy of Hardy Hanson, a figure synonymous with artistic rebellion and intellectual depth. Scheduled for the evening of April 6, 2024, from 6 to 10 pm, “Hardy Hanson: There Are Things to Come” promises to be more than just an exhibition opening; it is a deep dive into the evolution of wall reliefs spanning nearly three decades, from 1978 to 2007.

On view through July 10 at Michelle Thomas Fine Art Gallery + Studio

A Journey Through Time and Medium

Hardy Hanson, a revered Bay Area icon, has left an indelible mark on the art world with his unique approach to critiquing the ironies and hypocrisies inherent in human institutions. Through his masterful manipulation of everyday materials such as marbles, pins, and medical gauze, Hanson transformed the mundane into profound statements, offering new perspectives and highlighting societal concerns. His distinctive wall reliefs testify to his ability to see beyond the surface, encouraging viewers to uncover the layered meanings.

Celebrated Works in Prestigious Collections

Hanson’s contributions to the art world have not gone unnoticed. His pieces have been welcomed into the collections of some of the most esteemed organizations globally, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Milwaukee Art Center, and beyond. His influence extends from the coasts of the United States to the National Gallery of Australia, marking him as a significant figure in contemporary art history.

Immerse Yourself in the Experience

Hardy Hanson: There Are Things to Come” is an invitation to immerse oneself in the world of a visionary artist whose work continues to resonate and inspire. The Michelle Thomas Fine Art Gallery + Studio, located in the heart of the Bay Area, is the perfect setting to experience Hanson’s profound contributions to the art world. Whether you’re a longtime admirer of Hanson’s work or newly introduced to his legacy, this exhibition opening and silent auction provide an unparalleled opportunity to engage with art that speaks to the complexities of the human condition.

Prepare to be moved, challenged, and inspired as we pay tribute to the enduring legacy of Hardy Hanson—an evening that promises to be a milestone in the Bay Area’s cultural calendar. Join us to celebrate the art, the artist, and the impact of a lifetime devoted to transforming observation into revelation.

Unveiling the Legacy: Hardy Hanson’s Retrospective Exhibition

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April 6
July 10
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Michelle Thomas Fine Art Gallery
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Michelle Thomas Fine Art Gallery
40 29th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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