Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 04

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 01

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 02

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 03

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 05

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 06

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 09

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 08

Installation view

Roll Hardy | New Paintings | March 4–27, 2021 | Install view 07

Installation view

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Shadows of Tomorrow, 2021

Shadows of Tomorrow

2021

oil on canvas

36.5 x 60.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Skeletons and Smoke, 2021

Skeletons and Smoke

2021

oil on canvas

36.5 x 48.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  The Yard, 2021

The Yard

2021

oil on canvas

24.75 x 30.75 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Passing Through, 2021

Passing Through

2021

oil on paper on wood panel

12.25 x 16 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Stripped Wires, 2021

Stripped Wires

2021

oil on paper on wood panel

12.25 x 16 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Breakaway, 2021

Breakaway

2021

oil on canvas

9.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Closing In, 2021

Closing In

2021

oil on canvas

9.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Springwater Corridor, 2021

Springwater Corridor

2021

oil on canvas

9.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Old Gold, 2021

Old Gold

2021

oil on canvas

9.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Behind the Track, 2021

Behind the Track 

2021

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Haze and Ash, 2021

Haze and Ash

2021

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  NW Thurman, 2021

NW Thurman

2021

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  One Way Street, 2021

One Way Street

2021

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Cement & Cinders, 2021

Cement & Cinders

2021

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Old Chevy, 2021

Old Chevy

2021

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Roll Hardy (b. 1974)  Portland Meadows, 2020

Portland Meadows

2020

oil on canvas

6.5 x 12.5 inches framed

Press Release

Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to exhibit new paintings by Roll Hardy. Hardy is known for painting the grit of Portland, in both industrial and domestic zones. Perceiving that the only constant is change, his take on the urban landscape is poetic and expressive. While concentrating on the smaller, less-trafficked areas, the artist is still able to clearly identify the town and the tenor in which he works. 

A native of New Hampshire, Roll Hardy moved to the Northwest and graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2002. As an emerging painter, he received several scholarships during his studies including the C.S. Price Award for Painting in 2002, Thesis Prize, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2002, and The Venice Foundation Painting Scholarship, 2000–02. He has completed both private and public commissions, including a series of pieces for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection.