‘Through the Forest' refers to a key phrase from C. R. Müller's English translation of Lenz, the only prose piece by the German playwright Georg Büchner, which deals with the Romantic theme of being lost in the forest. Like a forest with areas of light and shade, this catalogue offers a vision of the complex artistic and personal development of Rodney Graham, through his literary appropriations, films, photographs and pictorial works.
Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.