Sarah Hardacre: Heaven With The Gates Off

4 May - 2 June 2012

Paul Stolper Gallery is pleased to present ‘Heaven with the Gates Off’ an exhibition of new works by British artist Sarah Hardacre. In her first solo exhibition at the gallery, Hardacre has created a series of paper collages, hand- pulled screen prints and works on canvas all revealing images of Modernist architectural skylines taken from the Salford Local History Archive together with images of women from second-hand gentlemen’s magazines. While these works can be read with a feminist critique; the sensuous female body overlaying the phallic-like uprising of modern architecture, Hardacre’s practice is largely a ‘preoccupation with Modernism as a legacy of the welfare state and how concrete and class came to be connected’ (Sarah Hardacre 2012).