Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature

During the curator/artist walk-through of his recent major retrospective at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Culture and Nature, curator Rachel Gotlieb asked Steven Heinemann about the exhibition’s title: “Do you find culture and nature to be binaries, polarities, or is there something of a tension between the two?” he responded by stating the obvious (that nonetheless often goes unnoticed), that “there’s a unity that is organic with clay and ceramics; the materials automatically drive the process.”