Conrad Atkinson. Installation view. Peter MacCallum.

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CONSUMING WAR

Conrad Atkinson

Curated by Karl Beveridge

18 December 1984 - 22 December 1984
Opening Reception 18 December 1984 8pm

Works on Paper: Consuming War We live in a society based on consumption and increasingly, as Eisenhower warned in the fifties our military/industrial complex, is structuring what we consume and who consumes. We are not only being supplied with more objects, but we are being supplied with values and meanings. These objects are not to […]

Laszlo Révész. installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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LASZLO RÉVÉSZ and ANDRAS BÖRÖCZ

Laszlo Révész and Andras Böröcz

Curated by Nina Czegledy

20 November 1984 - 15 December 1984
Opening Reception 20 November 1984 8pm

East Gallery: Laszlo Révész and Andras Böröcz, two visiting artists from Budapest featured in this exhibition, express their concepts through a complex variety of art forms. Révész and Böröcz are concerned with working through principles common to the current global movement of performance art. The direction is one which attempts to revive the tradition of […]

Peter Dykhuis. Determining the Heresies., 1984. Encaustic on plywood triptych. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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LIVING IN THE GRAY ZONE

Peter Dykhuis

Curated by Michael Balfe

20 November 1984 - 15 December 1984
Opening Reception 20 November 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Living in the Gray Zone The six paintings in this exhibition are in diptych and triptych format and are executed in encaustic. The works are titled as follows: “Display” “Simulated Picture” “Embellishing the Myth” “Systems of Checks and Balances” “Determining the Heresies” “Living in the Grey Zone” Peter Dykhuis was born in London, […]

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5 Solo Concerts

1 January 1970 12am

October 27: Transmythe- Glenn Hilke (percussion) Christiane Bertrand (vocalist) November 3: Joseph Petrie (accordian) November 7: Theodore Gentry (counter tenor) November 10: Salvador Ferreras (marimba) November 14: New World Music- Zulema Clas (vocalist), Ron Allen (saxaphone/wind synthesizer)

Simon Cherigo. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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54/84 – HOMMAGE À GUIDO MOLINARI

Guido Molinari, Simon Cerigo, Nancy Smith, Marshal Hopkins, Barbara Reid, Anna-Marie Cobbold

Curated by Anna-Marie Cobbold

23 October 1984 - 17 November 1984
Opening Reception 23 October 1984 8pm

East & West Galleries: 54/84 – Hommage à Guido Molinari Early works on paper by the Canadian Formalist, Guido Molinari, will be on exhibit together with recent work by five of his former students. The visual discourse between these five artists, who share both a common formative background and the concerns of the new movement […]

Carmelo Arnoldin. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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CARMELO ARNOLDIN

​Caremlo Arnoldin

Curated by Judith Schwarz

25 September 1984 - 20 October 1984
Opening Reception 25 September 1984 8pm

East Gallery: Painting This exhibition features paintings by Toronto artist Carmelo Arnoldin. The imagery is derived from the artist’s childhood recollections and experiences of his birthplace, Revo, Ialy. Although the images are based on actual events, they are not concerned with factual illustration and descriptive reality. Devoid of unnecessary details and anecdotes, they concentrate on […]

Orsolya Drozdik. Gallery invitation. Scanned from the archives.

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BIOLOGICAL METAPHORS

Orsola Drozdik

Curated by Judith Schwarz

25 September 1984 - 20 October 1984
Opening Reception 25 September 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Biological Metaphors This exhibition of paintings by New York artist Orsolya Drozdik is the third in a series which analyzes biological metaphors. The works of this series are specifically concerned with the double reality of, on the one hand, death, and on the other, all that we call nature – and the manifestation […]

Peter Bowyer. The First Few Moments. installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE NEW CITY OF SCULPTURE

Peter Bowyer, Magdalen Clestino, Peter Cosco, Brian Groombridge, John McKinnon, Lee Paquette

Curated by David Clarkson and Robert Wiens

27 August 1984 - 22 September 1984
Opening Reception 27 August 1984 8pm

The New City of Sculpture Group exhibition in collaboration with YYZ; at Mercer Union: Peter Bowyer, Magdalen Celestino, Peter Cosco, Brian Groombridge, John McKinnon, Lee Paquette PRESS RELEASE From August 25 to September 22, the Toronto public will have the opportunity to view the largest exhibition of contemporary Toronto sculpture ever held, and the first […]

Gareth Fisher. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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SPROUTING HEAD

Gareth Fisher

24 July 1984 - 18 August 1984
Opening Reception 24 July 1984 8pm

East Gallery: Sprouting Head This exhibition features recent sculpture by the Scottish artist Gareth Fisher. Built in plaster using found material and objects, each piece is completed and resolved over a long period of time. The concerns of Gareth’s work are with contemporary issues and current affairs. These factors, however, are sometimes masked behind a […]

Marsha Kennedy. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MARSHA KENNEDY

Marsha Kennedy

24 July 1984 - 18 August 1984
Opening Reception 24 July 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Drawings This exhibition features works from two recent series of drawings by Toronto artist Marsha Kennedy. Both series reflect a concern with various opposing emotional and psychological states, concentrating on the themes of alienation, emotionality, detachment, isolation, hope and despair. The series of monochrome photo collage drawings on exhibit focus on the central […]

Michael Merrill. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PAINTINGS BY THREE TORONTO ARTISTS

Dana Bentley​, Wendy Coad, ​Michael Merrill​

Curated by Peter Blendell and Rober Wiens

26 June 1984 - 21 July 1984
Opening Reception 26 June 1984 8pm

East & West Galleries: This exhibition at Mercer Union features paintings by three local artists who have received little exposure in Toronto. Collectively, the works represented here are concerned with the human figure. The individualistic expression and treatment of this common subject matter is a reflection of the strongly personal style each artist has developed […]

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CONFUSED/SEXUAL VIEWS

16 June 1984 - 5 July 1984
Opening Reception 16 June 1984 8pm

PRESS RELEASE VIDEO INSTALLATION A FORUM FOR PUBLIC PROTEST Artculture Resource Centre, Art Metropole, The Funnel, Mercer Union, Music Gallery, YYZ, Impulse Magazine, Lacemakers Gallery, Video Inn, the Western Front and other organizations and individuals are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship for the world premiere exhibition of CONFUSED: PART II, THE INSTALLATION “SEXUAL VIEWS” by […]

Artwork unidentified. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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RECONSTITUTED ELEMENTS

Tom Nickson, Jerry Pethick, George Sawchuck, Buster Simpson

Curated by Daina Augaitis

29 May 1984 - 23 June 1984
Opening Reception 29 May 1984 8pm

East & West Galleries: Reconstituted Elements A group exhibition of sculptors from Vancouver and Victoria “RECONSTITUTED ELEMENTS”, an exhibition of sculpture bringing together the work of four west coast artists: TOM NICKSON, JERRY PETHICK, GEORGE SAWCHUK and BUSTER SIMPSON, will open at Mercer Union on May 29th and run until June 23rd. As part of […]

Gregor Cürten. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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GREGOR CÜRTEN

Gregor Cürten.

Curated by Judith Schwarz

1 May 1984 - 26 May 1984
Opening Reception 1 May 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Gregor Cürten Painting Luigi Ghirri and Gregor Curten at Mercer Union, 333 Adelaide St. W., to May 26. Globe and Mail John Bentley Mays Many artist’s these days, including these two Europeans, seem fascinated with imagery of all sorts – high and popular, kitsch and camp and classy – and with the ways […]

Luigi Ghirri. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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LUIGI GHIRRI

Luigi Ghirri

Curated by Isaac Applebaum

1 May 1984 - 26 May 1984
Opening Reception 1 May 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Luigi Ghirri Photography Luigi Ghirri and Gregor Curten at Mercer Union, 333 Adelaide St. W., to May 26. Globe and Mail John Bentley Mays Many artist’s these days, including these two Europeans, seem fascinated with imagery of all sorts – high and popular, kitsch and camp and classy – and with the ways […]

Gordon Voisey. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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GORDON VOISEY

Gordon Voisey

Curated by Wendy Coad

3 April 1984 - 28 April 1984
Opening Reception 3 April 1984 8pm

East Gallery: Gordon Voisey Paintings

Robert Hamon. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ROBERT HAMON

​Robert Hamon

Curated by Arlene Berman

3 April 1984 - 28 April 1984
Opening Reception 3 April 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Robert Hamon Sculpture

From left to right: John Brown. Title unknown. Shelagh Alexander. Title unknown. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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80/1/2/3/4 TORONTO: CONTENT AND CONTEXT

Shelagh Alexander, John Brown, David Clarkson, Oliver Girling, Will Gorlitz, Nancy Johnson, Dyan Marie, Sandra Meigs, Stephen Menzies, Andy Patton, Jaan Poldaas, John Scott, Joanne Tod, Renée Van Halm, Robert Wiens

Curated by Richard Rhodes

6 March 1984 - 31 March 1984
Opening Reception 6 March 1984 8pm

East & West Galleries: Mercer Union is pleased to present the group exhibition: 80/1/2/3/4/ TORONTO Content/Context On exhibition will be the work of the following fifteen Toronto artists: Shelagh Alexander, John Brown, David Clarkson, Oliver Girling, Will Gorlitz, Nancy Johnson, Dyan Marie, Sandra Meigs, Stephen Menzies, Andy Patton, Jaan Poldaas, John Scott, Joanne Tod, Renee […]

Bill Woodrow. Parrot Fashion/84. (Artwork on the right). Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BILL WOODROW

Bill Woodrow

Curated by Michael Davey

14 February 1984 - 3 March 1984
Opening Reception 14 February 1984 12am

East Gallery: Bill Woodrow British artist Bill Woodrow will present an exhibition of sculpture from February 14 to March 3, 1984. Woodrow’s sculpture is a collection of remnants from our disposable society, presented back to us as contemporary narratives, alternately menacing and poetic. Tools used to produce the work are often products of the same […]

Roland Brener. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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FOUR SCULPTURES

Ronald Brener

Curated by Robert Youds

14 February 1984 - 3 March 1984
Opening Reception 14 February 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Four Sculptures Roland Brener, presently a professor of art at the University of Victoria, B.C., will be presenting an exhibition of sculpture from February 14 to March 3, 1984. Brener worked as an artist in England and the U.S. prior to his arrival in Victoria. His work has been exhibited in Europe and […]

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NO NAME NIGHT: presented by The Ontario College of Art Experimental Arts

11 February 1984
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Gilles Mihalcean. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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LE CRAYON SUR L’OREILLE

​Gilles Mihalcean

Curated by Peter Blendell

24 January 1984 - 11 February 1984
Opening Reception 24 January 1984 8pm

West Gallery: Le Crayon sur l’oreille Sculpture

Cathy Daley. Our Illusions Divide Us. (Part 2) Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

Cathy Daley

Curated by John McKinnon

24 January 1984 - 11 February 1984
Opening Reception 24 January 1984 8pm

East Gallery: Turn the Other Cheek In this exhibition of new figurative work, Cathy Daley deals with the theme of communication and the effect of subjectivity on relationships and understanding. The artist explores the subject using different mediums and two distinct approaches: A series of portraits painted in oil with text and two large scale […]

Artworks unidentified. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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NEW PRESENTATION

Ron Haselden In Collaboration with 17 Montreal Artists: Sylvie Bélanger, Gail Bourgeois, René De Carufel, Normand Claveau, Marie-Andrée Côté, Richard Dubreuil, Tilya Helfield, Kathy Horner, Dzian Lacharité, Rosanne Lamarre, René Lemire, Jaquie L. Lupien,

Curated by Robert Youds

3 January 1984 - 21 January 1984
Opening Reception 3 January 1984 8pm

East & West Galleries: New Presentations Ron Haseldon is a British artist who is presently a visiting lecturer at Concordia University in Montreal. This exhibition is a new presentation of an exhibition presented at the Concordia University Art Gallery from December 8th to 21st, 1983. The following excerpts from an interview by Peter O’Brien with […]