Cosmic Dance by J. Andrew Harding
March 11, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
Concourse B, near Gate 4
is a sculptor living and working in Nashville, Tenn. His work touches on themes ranging from quantum physics to Eastern philosophy. Curiosity about matter led Harding to study chemistry and physics in college, but he soon began searching for ways to explore these interests through art. His practice invites contemplation about the nature of our world and our place in it. Following school, his visual and conceptual identity evolved as an artist-in-residence at the historic Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville. In 2016, he was invited to join 12 art professionals from around the U.S. to study contemporary art in China. Harding is represented by Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, Tenn.
“Cosmic Dance” refers to the cyclical rhythmic movement of all things in the universe. The frenetic configurations of the suspended wood structures embody this concept by forming a single, infinite loop, while also echoing the iconic Bonnaroo infinity symbol. The floating acrylic ice-clouds reference the clouds of ice, gas and dust that are the progenitors of all world-forming matter. Bonnaroo taps into the cosmic dance on a human scale as thousands gather under the stars to move in concert with one another.