Burnaby Art Gallery

Catalogue accompanying Genevieve Robertson’s solo exhibition Looking Through A Hole in the Earth, showing three bodies of work: Carbon Studies, Language for the Wrack Zone and Sea Change. Developed from her experiences and interactions with individuals in different landscapes, Robertson is interested in “deep time,” the immense pre-human history of the planet, most notably exemplified by her use of materials gathered during hikes, visits to local mines or received as gifts, including forest-fire derived charcoal, Bitumen, marine engine oil, blue-green algae, calcium carbonate and seawater, all directly linked to each region’s land and resource politics.

Introduction by Jennifer Cane, essay by Marina Roy.

February 2020, Perfect bound, 120 pages, 7.25″ x 9.25″. Typefaces: Calibre, Marian 1554