Stefan Herda creates uncanny object, often mimics of natural formations through the use of both organic found materials, and household/industrial chemicals. Encountering the geodes included in Unearthed, viewers will confront carefully orchestrated results seemingly pulled for deep caverns or a fantastical landscape. Presenting both the Geodes and a suite of natural ink drawings on Yupo, Herda explores the natural environment through the filters of his quasi-laboratory. Provisional in nature, the objects presented have been grown to their current state, with variables controlled and corrected by Herda during production to reach a spectrum of results. Chemical reactions, organic growth, and alchemical fantasy all play a role in arriving at the specimens presented in Unearthed. Unearthed marks the first solo exhibition with Toronto based artist Stefan Herda. Herd holds a BA from the university of Guelph.