Text in draft form developed alongside the exhibition Out of a stone, held at Banner Repeater project space, London in May 2011. Exhibition was curated by Daniel Munn with editorial assistant curator Lydia Cowpertwait and included new work from Guy Benfield, Kate Newby, Ron Tran, Virginia Overell and Campbell Peterson. Out of a stone grew from a wish to mount an exhibition of new and commissioned work which focused on a stone as both material and motif. As a material, stone is activated through a given function; as floor, decoration, weapon, and so on. Thus as a motif, stone is analogous to the art object on one hand, and to the domestic, studio, and exhibition spaces on the other. Text source: Foreword, Out of a stone. Essays included: Interview byAlyx Duncan, Kentaro Yamada: Art and Life. Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Seth Siegelaub: Exhibitions, 20169. Dan Davis, Broken Men, Rebecca Lamarre, GENUFLEX, Interview by Daniel Munn, The Contemporary Portraiture of Renee So.