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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.

https://artthescience.com/blog/2017/09/21/works-geodes-by-stefan-herda/

Website:
www.stefanherda.com

IG: @stefherda

 

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" , 

 
 
UNEARTHED
STEFAN HERDA
NOVEMBER 3-25,  2017 
PREVIEW
Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Nebula #30, Potassium ferricyanide, iron sulfate, lye, vinegar, citric acid, alum and ink on paper, 30 x 22, 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Nebula #19, Cochineal dye, alum, rainwater, tap water, vinegar, citric acid on paper, 30"x22", 2016

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Nebula #21, Potassium ferricyanide, iron sulfate, lye, vinegar, citric acid, alum and ink on paper, 30 x 22, 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Nebula #20, Potassium ferricyanide, iron sulfate, lye, vinegar, citric acid on paper, 30 x 22, 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Nebula #35 Potassium ferricyanide, iron sulfate, lye, vinegar, citric acid, alum and ink on paper, 30 x 22, 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Found Geode 21 (Patina), Turquoise inlays, copper acetate and maple burl 9"x16"x14", 2016

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Cathedral 2016 chemicals and driftwood, 14"x4.5"x6", 2016

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Found Geode 10 (Rose), Chemicals and maple burl 4"x6.25"x7", 2014

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Heisenberg’s Folly, Chemicals and stone bitumen, 3.25"x4.5"x5", 2016

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Found Geode 29, Chemicals and punk wood 4.5"x12"x6.5", 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Found Geode 14 (Cermikite), Chemical black oak burl, 10.25"x11.5"x12.25", 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Coral, Chemicals and driftwood, 4.5"x1.5"x2", 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Found Geode 13 (Chalcanthite), Chemicals black willow root, 12.5"x14.5"x11", 2015

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Geologic Form #8,organic inks and dyes on yupo, 9"x12", 2017

Stefan Herda
Stefan Herda

Geologic Form #3, 9"x12", organic inks and dyes on yupo, 2017

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STEFAN HERDA AND VICE

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1183 Dundas St. W.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Director: Wil Kucey

wil@wilkuceygallery.ca

Gallery Manager: Vinna Ly

vinna@wilkuceygallery.ca 

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