Stephen Cruise. Invitation.

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NO PRACTICUM

Stephen Cruise

24 November 1981 - 28 November 1981
Opening Reception 24 November 1981 8pm

Large Gallery: No Practicum An installation by Toronto artist Stephen Cruise will be on exhibition at Mercer Union from September 22nd to October 10th.    

Nancy Johnson. Invitation.

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ANIMAL LOVE AND HUMAN SEX

Nancy Johnson

21 November 1981 - 28 November 1981
Opening Reception 21 November 1981 8pm

Blue & Red Oil Paintings 8″X10″

Orienda Caranci. Invitation.

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AFFIRMATION

Orienda Caranci

3 November 1981 - 13 November 1981
Opening Reception 3 November 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Affirmation An installation by Toronto artist Orienda Caranci will be exhibited in the Mercer Union Front Gallery from November 3rd to 13th, 1981. The exhibition opens at 8:00pm, Tuesday, November 3rd. From the artist’s statement on the work Affirmation: “An object is created – The reflection of a particular reality. Reality transforms; An […]

Jocelyne Alloucherie. Installation view. Large Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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LES DEMEURES

Jocelyne Alloucherie

3 November 1981 - 21 November 1981
Opening Reception 3 November 1981 8pm

Large Gallery: Les Demeures An installation by Quebec artist Jocelyne Alloucherie will be exhibited in the Large Gallery at MErcer Union November 3rd to 21st, 1981. From the artist’s statement on the work les Demeures: “… a staging of different pieces, an attempt to define a site from nowhere, impregnated with nomadism and fiction.” Gallery […]

Books in Manuscript Form. Group show. Invitation.

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BOOKS IN MANUSCRIPT FORM

Group Show

17 October 1981 - 30 October 1981
Opening Reception 17 October 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Books in Manuscript Form Bookworks Group Exhibition An exhibition of artists’ books, and ideas for books, will be on display in the Mercer Union Front Gallery, October 17th to 30th. Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturdays. For further information contact Doug Sigurdson, Director. Artist list from Books in Manuscript […]

Arnaud Maggs. Installation view. Main Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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DOWNWIND PHOTOGRAPHS

Arnaud Maggs

13 October 1981 - 31 October 1981
Opening Reception 13 October 1981 8pm

Main Gallery: Arnaud Maggs, a Toronto artist, began his portraits of the human head six years ago. In 1978, 64 Portrait Studies was exhibited at the David Mirvish Gallery. The following year his portraits of French chef Ledoyen Series, was exhibited at YYZ Gallery in Toronto. Last winter Maggs had a one-man show at the […]

Brad Brace. Invitation.

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CARNIVALE

Brad Brace

3 October 1981 - 16 October 1981
Opening Reception 3 October 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Carnivale The work of Halifax artist Brad Brace will be on exhibition in the Mercer Union Front Gallery from October 3rd to 16th, 1981. Titled Carnivale, the exhibition includes paintings, sticks, and one photograph. Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturdays. For further information please contact Doug Sigurdson, Director.

Jaun Geuer. Installation view. Large Gallery. Photo: Unknown

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A PEOPLE PARTICIPATING SEISMOMETERA

Juan Geuer

29 September 1981 - 10 October 1981
Opening Reception 29 September 1981 12am

Large Gallery: A People Participating Seismometer “A People Participating Seismometer” Artist Juan Geuer will exhibit a seismometer of his own invention in the Mercer Union Large Gallery from September 29th to October 10th, 1981. Visitors are invited to come and experience the minute vibrations that travel continuously through the earth, and to witness the larger […]

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THREE PAINTINGS

Greg Ludlow

19 September 1981 - 2 October 1981
Opening Reception 19 September 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Three Paintings Greg Ludlow will show three new paintings in the Front Gallery at Mercer Union from September 19th to October 2nd. Greg Ludlow currently lives in London, Ontario. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5:00pm. For further information please contact Doug Sigurdson, Director.    

Colin Lochhead. Invitation.

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ROLL CALL

Colin Lochhead

5 September 1981 - 18 September 1981
Opening Reception 5 September 1981 8pm

Large Gallery: Roll Call An installation by Toronto artist Stephen Cruise will be on exhibition at Mercer Union from September 22nd to October 10th.

Milt Jewell. Installation view. Large Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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CUT PAINTINGS

Milt Jewell

1 September 1981 - 19 September 1981
Opening Reception 1 September 1981 8pm

Large Gallery: Cut Paintings Milt Jewell, from Toronto will exhibit “Cut Paintings” from September 1 to September 19, 1981 in the Main Gallery at Mercer Union. The exhibit will consist of several paintings on cut paneling which feature low relief, a gritty surface, and sporadic colour. Change in Calender Toronto artist Stephen Cruisewill not be […]

Martin Klug. Invitation.

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DRAWINGS TO DIE KÜNSTLICHEN

Martin Klug

15 August 1981 - 7 September 1981
Opening Reception 15 August 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Drawings to die Künstlichen Martin Klug, a Toronto artist born in St. Paul, Minnesota, came to Canada in 1968. He has studied at York University, Queen’s University, and Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. His exhibition “Drawings to die Künstlichen” consists of large drawings in pencil and graphite dealing with a personal […]

Brian Groombridge. Installation view. Large Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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CONSTRUCTING PARALLELS

Brian Goombridge

11 August 1981 - 29 August 1981
Opening Reception 11 August 1981 8pm

Large Gallery: Constructing Parallels An installation with architectural references involving wall studding and photographs. A wide range of associations are evoked by this piece which concerns itself with elements of transience. Rick Rhodes Vanguard, October 1981 Brian Groombridge’s installation Constructing Parallels has the clear-headedness of a trade show exhibit. The piece works up from a […]

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DAVID HIMBARA

David Himbara

1 August 1981 - 14 August 1981
Opening Reception 1 August 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: David Himbara, from Uganda, has lived in Toronto for 7 years. He will exhibit his photographs and sculptures in the Front Gallery from August 1 to 14, 1981. The photographs display the social conditions on an Indian Reservation; the sculptures deal with the policital torture and racism. Himbara’s work reflects a consciousness based […]

Chirs-Ann Stathacos. Invitation.

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CHRIS-ANN STATHACOS

Chris-Ann Strathacos

21 July 1981 - 8 August 1981
Opening Reception 21 July 1981 8pm

Main Gallery: Chris-Ann Stathacos is a Toronto artist who maintains a studio in New York City. She will exhibit her paintings in the Main Gallery from July 21 to August 8, 1981. In relation to her work, Stathacos has expained: “My work combines three-dimensional figurative painting with elements of gestural drawing, abstract painting, and round […]

Sean Morton. Invitation.

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SEAN MORTON

Sean Morton

18 July 1981 - 31 July 1981
Opening Reception 18 July 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Sean Morton will be showing recent sculpture at Mercer Union, July 4 to July 17. His mixed media works composed of manipulated fiberglass, plexisglass, and various found objects reflect both his humour and his defiant youthful ideals. Sean Mortion attended Arizona State University in the BFA Sculpture program. He received an Artist in […]

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MAN TO MAN

Isaac Applebaum

4 July 1981 - 17 July 1981
Opening Reception 4 July 1981 12am

Front Gallery: Man to Man Isaac Applebaum, editor of the well received art magazine Impressions will have his first Toronto solo-exhibition MAN TO MAN at Mercer Union Front July 4 to 17. The exhibition consisting of six large scale photographs is a good example of portraiture in the contemporary idiom. Isaac Applebaum, originally from Winnipeg, […]

Svitlana Muchin. Installation view. Large Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MADE TO MEASURE: SIX CONSTRUCTIONS

Svitlana Muchin

30 June 1981 - 18 July 1981
Opening Reception 30 June 1981 8pm

Large Gallery: Made to Measure: Six Constructions Svitlana has been living and working in Toronto for the past two years. This is her first one person show in Toronto, having previously exhibited and studied in Winnipeg.  

Wendy Wortsman. Invitation.

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INSIDE OUT

Wendy Wortsman

20 June 1981 - 3 July 1981
Opening Reception 20 June 1981 12pm

Front Gallery: Inside Out Wendy Wortsman lives and works in Toronto. In addition to this exhibition, works are currently being exhibited in the Metropolitan Restaurant. Wendy will then be involved in a group show at the Grunwald Gallery from July 21 to August 14.

Arthur Handy. Installation view. Large Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ARTHUR HANDY

Arthur Hardy

9 June 1981 - 27 June 1981
Opening Reception 9 June 1981 12pm

Large Gallery: In collaboration with the Baxter Payton Crane Co., Toronto artist, Arthur Handy will examine several concerns which over the years have become increasingly important to him. These include the physical properties of materials (weight, density, etc.), the visual and psychological perception of the spectator in concrete rather than abstract terms of these phenomena, […]

David Turney. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photo: Unknown.

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DEGREES OF ORIENTATION

David Turney

6 June 1981 - 19 June 1981
Opening Reception 6 June 1981 12pm

Front Gallery: Degrees of Orientation Sculpture

Dennis Junkler & Betty Ferguson. Invitation

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PHANTOM OASIS

Betty Ferguson and Dennis Hunkler

26 May 1981 - 5 June 1981
Opening Reception 26 May 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Phantom Oasis A collaboration between Dennis Hunkler and Betty Ferguson, this multi-media installation combining tape, photographs and slides will examine a structural relationship between speech and image. The exhibition unfolds in three modules or “stories”; each module exhibits a unification between the integration and disintegration of its subject. Dennis Hunkler is a graduate […]

Pauline Choi. Installation view. Main Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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META

Pauline Choi

19 May 1981 - 6 June 1981
Opening Reception 19 May 1981 8pm

Main Gallery: Meta Meta; Paint as bond. Recent painting constructions by the Toronto artist.

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POLITICAL LIFE OF OBJECTS

Andrew Rodomar

9 May 1981 - 22 May 1981
Opening Reception 9 May 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Political Life of Objects Painting Recent paintings exploring relations between the city and artistic production.  

Caroline Simmons. Invitation.

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THE ROAD, THE NAME OF A TOWN

Caroline Simmons

28 April 1981 - 16 May 1981
Opening Reception 28 April 1981 12pm

Main Gallery: The Road, The Name of a Town Caroline Simmons, mixed media installation artist will present two of her works: The Road and The Name of a Town at Mercer Union from April 28 to May 16. The Road is a 16-foot representation of a section of a tar-stone road. It is the result […]

H. P. Marti. Front image of artist's postcard.

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GREETINGS FROM…

Hans Peter Marti

25 April 1981 - 8 May 1981
Opening Reception 25 April 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Greetings from… Hans Peter Marti is just back from his world travels and would like to share some of his pictures with you. Although he didn’t leave Toronto in person, his image visited many exotic places from Singapore to Zurich. Marti, a photographer, is known for the wry, ironic twists he uses to […]

Brian Boigon. Installation view. Images courtesy of the artist.

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VIRTUAL IMAGE MACHINE PROJECTION

Brian Boigon

11 April 1981 - 24 April 1981
Opening Reception 11 April 1981 12pm

Front Gallery: Virtual ImaGE Machine Projection This construction represents a silent equation implicit in the phenomenon of reflection: ‘the virtual image is a the same distance “behind” a reflective surface as an “object” is in front of it. The machine is meant to sustain this equation in absence of a person, – as a theoretical […]

Michael Balfe. Invitation.

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DYADS

Michael Balfe

7 April 1981 - 25 April 1981
Opening Reception 7 April 1981 12pm

Main Gallery: Dyads This new series of paintings is an extension of earlier concerns involving structural order and serial variance reacting within a set of prescribed criteria. The new work develops this attitude towards prescribed criteria, that is, defined areas of choice as opposed to unbounded arbitrary choice, by allowing the interaction between structure (rational […]

Bruce Parson. Invitation.

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BRUCE PARSON

Bruce Parsons

28 March 1981 - 10 April 1981
Opening Reception 28 March 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Multi-media Installation The new work of Bruce Parsons includes an installation piece with chocolate hats and some small scale paintings which feature images of animals. They are being shown for two weeks at the artist-run Mercer Union Gallery, opening on Saturday, March 28, 1981 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. These works have grown […]

Sol LeWitt. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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WALL DRAWING

Sol Lewitt

14 March 1981 - 4 April 1981
Opening Reception 14 March 1981 12pm

Sol Lewitt-takes his line from geometry John Bentley Mays Globe and Mail, March 1981 In his famous book on architecture, the Roman engineer Vitruvius tells an interesting old story about the Socratic philosopher Aristippus. It so happened that the sage was shipwrecked off Rhodes, and washed ashore along with some of his traveling companions. But […]

Mercier1981

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PAINTING No. 1

Pirus (Denis Mercier)

14 March 1981 - 28 March 1981
Opening Reception 14 March 1981 7pm

Installation French Artist images details: exhibition painting n°1, phtalo green pigment and naked wall brick  

Catherine Daley. Invitation

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CATHERINE DALEY

Catherine Daley

28 February 1981 - 13 March 1981
Opening Reception 28 February 1981 12pm

Front Gallery: A narrative marine installation combining a large drawing with floor constructions and cast shadows that immerse the viewer in illusions of two- and three-dimensional representation. Catherine Daley is from Toronto. She has shown in group shows at A.C.t., Gallery’76 and the Glendon Gallery. This will be her first solo exhibition.  

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MODERN FASHIONS

David Buchan

17 February 1981 - 7 March 1981
Opening Reception 17 February 1981 12pm

Main Gallery: Modern Fashions Buchan sells revolution in the best satirical style John Bentley Mays Globe and Mail, February 1981 “Tell them who you are. When you’ve got something to say, don’t just say it – wear it!” From an ad for Semantic T shirts, by David Buchan. David Buchan, whose 1979 work Modern Fashions […]

Lisa Keedwell. Invitation.

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BONE CHINA

Lisa Keedwell

14 February 1981 - 27 February 1981
Opening Reception 14 February 1981 12pm

Front Gallery: Bone China In a show consisting of three parts, this Toronto artist examines the look and feel of replicas of Bone China as they appear in various states of decay. the first part of the work is a table setting for eight (including plates, cups, saucers and tea service) sewn together from plaster […]

David Saunders. Invitation.

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DAVID SAUNDERS

David Saunders

31 January 1981 - 13 February 1981
Opening Reception 31 January 1981 12am

Front Gallery: In a small scale model constructed of wire, wood and plasticene, the Toronto artist presents a humorous look at his immediate environment, – the Broadview and Queen area surrounding his Clark St. studio. Also on view will be a wearable styrofoam skyscraper costume modeled on an Empire State Building prototype. David Saunders has […]

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STEPHEN MENZIES

Stephen Menzies

27 January 1981 - 14 February 1981
Opening Reception 27 January 1981 12pm

Large Gallery: Drawing  

Paul Campbell. Invitation.

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ARTICULATION OF A RELATIONAL SPACE

Paul Campbell

17 January 1981 - 30 January 1981
Opening Reception 17 January 1981 12pm

Front Gallery: Articulation of a Relational Space Multimedia Installation

Dan Reid. Invitation.

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FIELD

6 January 1981 - 24 January 1981
Opening Reception 6 January 1981 12pm

Main Gallery: Field Dan Reid, from Toronto, will exhibit an installation entitled Field in the Main Gallery from January 6 to 24. In relation to this work, Reid has explained: “Field is an installation of physical elements on a horizontal plane. The viewer is able to deal with these elements on a purely analytical level, […]

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JOHN MITCHELL

John Mitchell

3 January 1981 - 16 January 1981
Opening Reception 3 January 1981 8pm

Front Gallery: Photographic Installation A photographic installation by this artist from Glasgow.