A Handful of Dust

January 6, 2020 at 11:58 am  •  Posted in Exhibitions, News & Events by


Sophie Ristelhueber, Because of Dust Breeding (detail), 1991-2007, pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris.

From January 22 through April 5, Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto is presenting A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic. Bringing together images from today and the last 100 years, this exhibition explores the visual representation of dust in both quotidian and poetic ways. The exhibition includes works by Robert Burley, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Scott McFarland, Man Ray, Xavier Ribas, Sophie Ristelhueber, Jeff Wall, and many others, as well as anonymous press photographs, postcards, magazine spreads and films.

Unidentified photographer, [Dust clouds rolling over the prairies], 1935, postcard. Courtesy of David Campany.

Robert Burley, Implosion of Buildings 65 and 69, Kodak Park, Rochester, NY [#1], 2007, chromogenic print © Robert Burley, courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.


Scott McFarland, Lens Cleaning Rodenstock Apo-Sironar 5.6/135mm, James Perse Medallion Crewneck T-Shirt, 2017, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist, Monte Clark Gallery and Division Gallery.