Rocks, Stones, and Dust
Contemporary art devoted to rocks and their relations.
Exhibition & Events
LINDSAY LAWSON ARTIST TALK & SCREENING
Fri., Nov. 6, 5:30–7:00pm
The Goethe-Institut, 100 University Ave.,
North Tower, 2nd floor
with JOHN G. HAMPTON
Wed., Nov. 11, 6:30–7:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre
Join John G. Hampton as he speaks
about the stories behind the stones,
and the beingness of rocks.
Editor John G. Hampton
Authors Jane Bennett, David Garneau, John G. Hampton,
Lindsay Lawson, Elder Betty McKenna, Marcelo
Moscheta, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Hugh Raffles
Designer Chris Lee
Publication © 2015 The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
and the University of Toronto Art Centre
Texts © The authors
Artwork © The artists
Images © Toni Hafkenscheid unless otherwise noted
Notes on the Design
The Glyphs featured on this site design are derived from markings that can be found on ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets that record economic activities, such as tax obligations and payment receipts. One of the primary technologies and skills assembled into the earliest printing presses in China and Korea was bronze casting for coinage. The digital typography displayed on this website is transmitted via the Internet, whose physical infrastructure echoes the network of submarine cables established to facilitate commerce and administration across the British Empire.
Organized and presented by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
and University of Toronto Art Centre
October 28–December 18, 2015
Curated by John G. Hampton
I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the following people: to the staff of JMB/UTAC for all of their assistance and guidance, Barbara Fischer, Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Christopher Régimbal, Rebecca Gimmi, Maureen Smith, Heather Pigat, and Marsya Maharani; to Amber Christensen for walking with me each step of the way, indulging my redirection of all of our recent travels towards rocks and stones; to Dax Morrison and Phil Skot for their precision and professionalism in installing the exhibition; to all of the authors for their insightful words as well as their feedback into the planning of this exhibition its publication; to Chris Lee for designing this beautiful website; to William Huffman, Mark Cheetham, my parents (Eber and Mary Hampton), Jan Mackie, Jim Kuellmer, Micah Lexier, and everyone else who spoke to me of stones over the past year, each of those discussions has played some role in helping to shape my thinking about this project; and, most of all, to all of the artists, who offer endless inspiration. I am humbled and grateful to have worked with all of you. Thank you.
Rocks, Stones, and Dust is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Manulife Financial, the Jackman Humanities Institute, and the Goethe-Institut.