Physical Geology

Ilana Halperin


About the edition

This large-scale etching by Ilana Halperin, editioned at DCA Print Studio, formed part of her solo exhibition Steine at the Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité in 2012, together with sculptures, film and the woodblock print series Geologic Intimacy.

My work explores the relationship between geological phenomena and daily life. Drawing parallels between very personal events, for example when I was born or when my father died, with the birth of a volcano, allows for a space to think about our place within the geological time continuum from a more intimate perspectiveIlana Halperin

Year 2013
Edition of 10
Media Etching on Fabriano Artistico paper (300gsm)
Dimensions 91 x 114.5cm (image 61 x 86.5cm)
signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Ilana Halperin

Born in 1973 in New York, USA, Ilana Halperin lives and works in Glasgow. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Recent solo exhibitions include in Berlin, Steine at the Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, and Hand Held Lava at Schering Stiftung. Group exhibitions include Volcano at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, England; Estratos, PAC Murcia, Spain; Polar Dispatches, Portland Museum of Art, Maine and the Sharjah Biennial.

She has received numerous awards, including a Creative Scotland Artist Award, British Council Darwin Now Award and Alchemy Fellowship at the Manchester Museum. She is currently the Artist-Curator of the geology collection of The Music Hall in Shrewsbury, the birthplace of Charles Darwin. Halperin is first Artist Fellow at the National Museum of Scotland, with a solo exhibition entitled The Library at the museum as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, summer 2013.

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