Needful Stones | Jonathan S. Green

9 February – 28 April 2024

Opening reception: 7-9 pm, Thursday 8 February 2024

Artist Talk: 6.30 pm, Thursday 11 April 2024

Needful Stones investigates the sometimes-cold relationship we have with rock and stone through a series of lithographic prints, intaglio prints and drawings. 

Jonathan Green has long thought of lithography as a collaboration between stone and human. To print from the stone is to learn it’s quirks, it’s subtle responses or come across ‘ghosts’ of it’s history. The variegated texture of Manitoban Tyndall stone, believed to be created by creatures burrowing through the mineral, promises even more interaction – an inhuman agency. It demonstrates participation in what Jeffery Jerome Cohen has termed “an ecology of human-lithic enmeshment” (Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman, 2015). Meaning, a relationship in which rock and human a/effect each other. This implies a boundary between animate life and inanimate life that is more permeable than we currently imagine.

The stones in these artworks are propped up, or, “shored up” as if the artist is trying to align or assist them through crude means. By working with stone, and of stone, Green is collaborating with a cold but (perhaps) sympathetic companion.  One that has seen catastrophe before. More than simply inert resources to extract, copper and stone may help guide us through changing notions of time and place. Helping us conceive of blueprints beyond our limited frames of reference in the face of calamity.


Images above:

Left: detail from Little Mountain Quarry return, 2023. Lithography, 11.5″ x 13″.

Right: detail from Transference, 2018. Intaglio, 21″ x 36″.

Bias Outside the Box (BOB)

by Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman and Ian McCausland, is a public art installation visible at the southeast exterior of the Everett Atrium here at St. Boniface Hospital. It is part of Nuit Blanche, 2021, and will be up for an extended period of time as part of a larger group of exhibitions on the same theme.

Bias Outside the Box (BOB) is an online personal learning tool based on a combination of the science of psychology and the art of photography. Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman (Lead With Diversity) and Ian McCausland teamed up to create portraits of people from various ethnicities, in cultural dress. These photographs are presented to the viewer in an attempt to help people identify their own bias so they can readily work on changing it.

If you would like to learn more about this display and your own biases please visit:

This display is brought to you by the Buhler Gallery, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and Culture Days.


Par Rehman Abdulrehman et Ian McCausland. Il s’agit d’une installation d’art public visible depuis l’extérieur du côté sud-est de l’atrium Everett de l’Hôpital Saint-Boniface. Elle faisait partie de la Nuit blanche en 2021 et, en raison de sa popularité et de l’engagement de l’Hôpital à être un lieu de travail inclusif, elle sera exposée pendant une longue période dans le cadre d’un groupe plus large d’expositions sur le même thème.

Bias Outside the Box est un outil d’apprentissage personnel en ligne qui allie la science de la psychologie et l’art de la photographie. Rehman Abdulrehman (Lead With Diversity) et Ian McCausland ont fait équipe pour créer des portraits de personnes de diverses ethnicités, en tenue culturelle. Ces photographies sont présentées aux spectateurs dans le but d’aider les gens à identifier leurs propres préjugés afin qu’ils puissent s’engager à les changer.

Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur cette exposition et sur vos propres préjugés, veuillez consulter le site :

Cette exposition vous est présentée par la Galerie Buhler Gallery, la Fondation de l’hôpital Saint-Boniface et la Fête de la culture.


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