Ruth Watson: Geophagy

28 April – 27 May 2017

Ruth Watson’s Geophagy was a project concerned with place, politics and subjectivity. Geophagy means ‘to eat dirt’ and here it was used as a metaphor for human activity and consumption, in particular relating to issues of overpopulation and white privilege.

The exhibition spanned all Gus Fisher Gallery spaces. It comprised of three new bodies of new work for the artist, plus one extant work made while on the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award residency at the Headlands Centre for the Arts outside San Francisco.

Images have been reproduced with permission from the artist.