"Throwing stones at man-made objects, or dropping boulders on them, is not like May ‘68; it’s not even an echo. For me, it is more like a mimetic re- enactment of nature." [full text here]
Stoning is an essential category in Jimmie Durham’s work. It simply denotes the action of using a stone as a tool in the making of an artwork: smashing, printing, destroying...
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Xitle and Spirit
Jimmie Durham, Xitle and Spirit, 2007. Sculpture, vulcanic stone, car, acrylic paint, variable dimensions.
Prehistoric Stone Tool
Jimmie Durham, Prehistoric Stone Tool, 2004. Mixed Media, wood, paint, stone, 75 x 85 cm.
Stone Top (Nest)
Jimmie Durham, Stone Top (Nest), 2003. Installation, car, stone, variable dimensions.
Where a heavy stone opene...
Jimmie Durham, Where a heavy stone opened red, yellow and blue paint, 2006. Painting, paint, tubes, canvas, 100 x 120 cm.