Minerals of New York
13 July – 13 October 2019
Hunterian Art Gallery
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.
Header image: Pick & Hammer Club at marble outcrop on 207th Street off Broadway, 1942.
Image courtesy of the artist and Patricia Fleming, Glasgow.