All This Time
Curated by Jaclyn Quaresma
On display from 15 September 2016 -- 30 June 2017
The Art Museum presents All This Time, a new exhibition at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute. Organized for the Institute’s 2016-17 research theme Time, Rhythm and Pace, the exhibition brings together geologic samples and texts alongside artworks in diverse media by Carl Beam, Eric Cameron, Kelly Jazvac, Faith La Rocque, Micah Lexier, Ken Nicol, and Tamiko Thiel, to consider multiple ways of thinking and representing time.
Since the discovery of deep time, geologists and other Earth scientists have divided time into Eons, Eras, Periods, Epochs and Ages. These fragments, or geochronological units, allow us to conceive of the earth’s 4.6 billion-year-old history. They are, as their names suggests, Earth-sized units of time. Each time unit is defined by a Golden-Spike— a reference point in the rock that is most often caused by an event so great that it has left a mark on the rock record of the earth.
Curated by Jaclyn Quaresma, a Master’s student in the MVS Curatorial Studies Program at the University of Toronto, the exhibition is produced by the Art Museum and generously supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Event page for information about the exhibit launch on 15 September 2016
Image credit: Faith LaRocque, chisel to carve light thoughts, 2014. Photograph by Kim Yates, 2016.