2019/ Ilana Halperin / Minerals of New York / Hunterian Art Gallery



Ilana Halperin

13 July – 13 October 2019

Preview: Fri 12 July, 5.30-7pm

Originally from New York, Ilana Halperin studied for her MFA at Glasgow School of Art, and now works between Glasgow and the Isle of Bute. Her research-practice is internationally oriented, with a deep time focus, and 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.

For more info see here.