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Ilana Halperin: Minerals of New York
29 Mar 2019 - 9 May 2019
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. For Leeds Arts University, Halperin’s latest body of work, ‘Minerals of New York’, takes the form of a mineral biography of the city.
In Halperin’s own words: “The project began with an encounter with the Subway Garnet, a huge historic blood red mineral found on 35th Street and Broadway. It led me deep into the stores of the American Museum of Natural History, to a personal mineral museum in the basement of a small bungalow in Queens, and back again, to a piece of Garnetiferous Gneiss found 150 feet below the street where I grew up in New York City.”
Minerals of New York will include a closing performance lecture by Halperin, before touring to The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, in summer 2019.
Opening night Thursday 28 March 5-7pm
Free entry. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Booking not required.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
- Wheelchair access
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