Walter May. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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LOW TABLE : HIGH CHAIRS

Walter May

15 November 1990 - 15 December 1990
Opening Reception 15 November 1990 8pm

East Gallery: Low Table: High Chairs Opening Thursday November 15 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Union presents ‘Low Table: High Chairs,’ a new sculptural work by Calgary artist Walter May. Incorporating fabricated components with found and salvaged vernacular items, May’s recent work effects formal elegance, discretion and resonant significance. The combination of these elements with mass […]

Paul Smith. La Bouche dans le mur. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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WHISTLE REEL HOVER PLUCK PLUMMET FLICKER STIR

Paul Smith

15 November 1990 - 15 December 1990
Opening Reception 15 November 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Whistle Reel Hover Pluck Plummet Flicker Stir Montreal artist Paul Smith’s solo exhibition at Mercer Union, WHISTLE REEL HOVER PLUCK PLUMMET FLICKER STIR, opens on Thursday November 15 at 8:00pm and continues through to December 15. The artist will be exhibiting a number of large illustrative paintings that experiment with the existent relationship […]

Angela Grauerholz. installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ANGELA GRAUERHOLZ

Angela Grauerholz

11 October 1990 - 10 November 1990
Opening Reception 11 October 1991 8pm

East and West Galleries: Angela Graurholz – Solo Exhibition A major solo exhibition of photographs by Montreal artist Angela Grauerholz opens in Mercer Union’s East and West Galleries Thursday October 11 at 8:00 pm and continues through to November 10. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Toronto and will offer local audiences […]

Celine Suprenant. Coffre a Gant (Glove Compartment). Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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CELINE SURPRENANT

Céline Surprenant

6 September 1990 - 6 October 1990
Opening Reception 5 September 1990 8pm

West Gallery: Celine Suprenant Montreal artist Céline Surprenant’s painted artefacts present the viewer with the problematics of identity, seduction and intimacy. Balancing poetry and meaning with the rendering of the artefact she creates works of great simplicity. Her recent work is comprised of a series of monochromatic relief sculptures which refer to “personal objects” and […]

Janis Hoogstraten. Map. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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EXPEDITIONS

Janis Hoogstraten

6 September 1990 - 6 October 1990
Opening Reception 6 September 1990 8pm

East Gallery: Expeditions Opening Thursday September 6 at 8:00pm, Mercer Union presents an installation by Toronto artist Janis Hoogstraten entitled Expeditions. Involved primarily with the interaction between remembered image and verbal text, Hoogstraten’s recent works investigate the influence of one image on another. The juxtaposition of related and seemingly unrelated images and ideas illustrate shifts […]

From left to right: David Blatherwick. The Main, Twenty-five cents, and Terminus. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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DISCORDIA CONCURS

David Blatherwick, David McClyment, Natalie Olanick, David Sylvestre

Curated by Andy Fabo

28 June 1990 - 28 July 1990
Opening Reception 28 June 1990 8pm

East and West Galleries: Discordia Concurs DISCORDIA CONCORS presents paintings and drawings by four emerging artists from Toronto and Montreal: David Blatherwick, David McClyment, Natalie Olanick and David Sylvestre. Curated by Andy Fabo, this exhibition brings together these diverse works under the art historical term ‘discordia concors’. The term identifies a pictorial strategy of the […]

From left to right: Julie Voyce. Two Inches Up and Wingless Beauty. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PRINTS 87/88/89/90

Julie Voyce

24 May 1990 - 23 June 1990
Opening Reception 24 May 1990 8pm

West Gallery: Prints 87/88/89/90 “Six months into making photo-etchings I was blackened by a thought: “Well cup-cake, this ls what happens when you’ve read the National Enquirer for ten years. A third of your life: Babying up on truth, as in bad collages peddled off as fact.” And you bet it has to be. Photographs […]

Tim Watkins. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE DREAMING

Tim Watkins

24 May 1990 - 23 June 1990
Opening Reception 24 May 1990 8pm

East Gallery: The Dreaming Tim Watkins, a native of Calgary currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, will exhibit a new multi-media installation entitled ‘The Dreaming.’ Opening in Mercer Union’s West Gallery Thursday May 24 at 8:00 pm, this exhibition represents the artist’s first solo exhibition in Toronto. Watkins’ installations are concerned with the tenuous relationship […]

Lynda Gammon. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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Recently Constructed Works

Lynda Gammon

19 April 1990 - 19 May 1990
Opening Reception 19 April 1990 8pm

East Gallery: Recently Constructed Works Opening Thursday April 19 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents sculpture by Victoria artist Lynda Gammon. Victoria artist Lynda Gammon constructs sculptural assemblages that are developed through a complex process of building, rebuilding, constructing and destructing. Collaging together household debris she resists the preciousness […]

June Clark-Greenberg. the Formative Triptych. Installation view. West gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MNEMOSYNE

June Clark-Greenberg

19 April 1990 - 19 May 1990
Opening Reception 19 April 1990 8pm

West Gallery: Mnemosyne Opening Thursday April 19 at 8:00pm, Mercer Union presents Mnemosyne, an exhibition of recent work by Toronto artist June Clark-Greenberg. The photo-etchings by Clark-Greenberg combine images of her own chlldhood and domestic life with archival photographs, documentlng the joy and pain of the Black experience in North America. Her solo exhibition at […]

John McKinnon. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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JOHN MCKINNON

John McKinnon

15 March 1990 - 14 April 1990
Opening Reception 15 March 1990 8pm

East and West Galleries: John McKinnon Opening Thursday March 15 at 8:00 pm and continuing through to April 14, Mercer Union presents a major solo exhibition of works by Toronto sculptor John McKinnon. This exhibition, in both gallery spaces, offers Toronto audiences an opportunity to view an extensive selection of the artist’ s new sculptures […]

From left to right: Sarah Stevenson. Nothing Up My Sleeve C.,  Nothing Up My Sleeve A., and Nothing Up My Sleeve B. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE

Sarah Stevenson

8 February 1990 - 10 March 1990
Opening Reception 8 February 1990 8pm

West Gallery: Nothing Up My Sleeve Montreal artist Sarah Stevenson’s solo exhibition at Mercer Union takes the form of two related groups of sculptures collectively titled ‘Nothing Up My Sleeve’. These sculptural groupings of found objects and materials appear simultaneously fragile and indestructible, contemporary and historical, abstract and familiar. Employing non-traditional art materials to create […]

Nicole Jolicoeur. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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LA VERITE FOLLE

Nicole Jolicoeur

8 February 1990 - 10 March 1990
Opening Reception 8 February 1990 8pm

EAST GALLERY: La Vérité Folle This recent body of work developed by Montreal artist Nicole Jolicoeur is one which undermines, through the use of drawing, the effect of reality and truth deriving from the ‘objective’ character of the photographic image. This work represents part of an ongoing investigation which concentrates on the ideas of Jean-Martin […]

Margaret May. Vignette Series. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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ALL AND NOTHING

Margaret May

4 January 1990 - 3 February 1990
Opening Reception 4 January 1990 8pm

East Gallery: All and Nothing Opening Thursday January 4 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Unions A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents a series of mixed media works by Calgary artist Margaret May. Margaret May will be presenting works from the Vignette Series, an intensely personal series that evokes images of memory, longing, sexuality, joy and […]

Lee Dickson. The heart is situated in the centre of the chest because conditions are more temperate there. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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THE HEART IS SITUATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE CHEST BECAUSE CONDITIONS ARE MORE TEMPERATE THERE

Lee Dickson

4 January 1990 - 3 February 1990
Opening Reception 4 January 1990 8pm

West Gallery: ‘The heart is situated at the centre of the chest because conditions are more temperate there’ Opening Thursday January 4 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents sculpture by Toronto artist Lee Dickson. Lee Dickson’s installation, The heart…, combines humour and diversity in the form of thirty-six variously […]