Ilana Halperin: Minerals of New York

Ilana Halperin: Minerals of New York

The Hunterian
Date: Saturday 13 July 2019 - Sunday 13 October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Hunterian Art Gallery
Category: Exhibitions

‌‌‌Ilana Halperin lives and works between Glasgow and the Isle of Bute and her practice often explores the relationship between geology and everyday life.

Her latest project takes her back to New York, her childhood home, through a 'mineral biography of the city’, which takes shape across a range of media, including drawings, photographs and objects.‌‌

‌‌At the project's heart is a piece of garnetiferous gneiss, excavated from beneath the street that Halperin grew up on - a point of connection between her biography, that of the modern city, and the deep geological time that shaped it.

This work was produced for a recent solo exhibition at Leeds Arts University, and is on view for the first time in Scotland.

Please note that the exhibition is open from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission free.

Image: Pick & Hammer Club at marble outcrop on 207th Street off Broadway, 1942. Image courtesy of the artist and Patricia Fleming, Glasgow. 

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