November 3rd - 25th
Opening Reception November 3rd 6-9pm
Stefan Herda creates uncanny objects, often mimics of natural formations through the use of both organic found materials, and household/industrial chemicals. Encountering the geodes included in Unearthed, viewers will confront carefully orchestrated results seemingly pulled from deep caverns or a fantastic landscape. Presenting both the Geodes and a suite of natural ink drawings on Yupo, Herda explores the natural environment through the filters of his quasi-laboratory. Provisional in nature, the objects presented have been grown to their current state, with variables controlled and corrected by Herda during production to reach a spectrum of results. Chemical reactions, organic growth, and alchemical fantasy all play a role in arriving at the specimens presented in Unearthed. Unearthed marks the first solo exhibition with Toronto Based artist Stefan Herda. Herda holds a BFA from the University of Guelph.
Stefan Herda, Found Geode 21, 2016, maple burl, chemicals, 9" x 16" x 14"
Stefan Herda, Heisenberg’s Folly 2016 Stone, chemicals, 3.25" x 4.5" x 5" ,
NOVEMBER 3-25, 2017
STEFAN HERDA AND VICE
WIL KUCEY GALLERY
1183 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Director: Wil Kucey
Gallery Manager: Vinna Ly