Eli Langer. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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ELI LANGER

Eli Langer

20 November 1993 - 22 December 1993
Opening Reception 20 November 1993 8pm

Main Gallery: Eli Langer A solo exhibition of work by Toronto artist Eli Langer opens on November 20th at 3pm and continues through December 22, 1993. Langer’s work focuses on the tender and often abject aspects of sexuality and intimacy. His images are largely informed by intuitive personal and social drives, exploring the phenomenon of […]

Monique Moumblow, Steve Reinke, and Janice Tanaka. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL IMPERATIVE

Janice Tanaka, Monique Moumblow, Steve Reinke.

Curated by Michelle Gay

20 November 1993 - 22 December 1993
Opening Reception 20 November 1993 8pm

Project Room: The Autobiographical Imperative: Series #8 This exhibition of video tapes curated by Michelle Gay, opens on November 20th at 3pm and continues through December 22, 1993. In all the recent video tapes in this exhibition, there is a conscious rejection of a fixed identity. By playing with the construct of autobiography, these artists […]

Camille Turner and Jim Ruxton. Installation view. Photo: William Mokrynski.

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THINGS WE NEVER THINK ABOUT…

Camille Turner and Jim Ruxton

19 September 1993 - 30 November 1993
Opening Reception 19 September 1993 8pm

Exhibition took place at: Theatre Centre 1032 Queen St West Sponsored by Mercer Union.  

Micah Lexier. A Portrait of Circumstance. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE

Micah Lexier, Martine Neddam, Louise Noguchi, Michel Paysant, Brian Scott, Taroop & Glabel

Curated by Ginette Legarè and Alain Rienaudo

11 September 1993 - 23 October 1993
Opening Reception 11 September 1993 8pm

Main Gallery: For Lack of Evidence For Lack of Evidence is a collaborative project between Mercer Union and the Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Herblay, France. This exhibition focuses on an investigation of belief systems and power structures, exploring strategies of critique and ultimately the configuration of social mechanisms. Toronto artists Micah Lexier, Louise Noguchi and Brian […]

Rose Kallal. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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PROJECT ROOM: SERIES #7

Rose Kallal

31 July 1993 - 21 August 1993
Opening Reception 31 July 1993 8pm

Project Room: Series #7 Displaying lushly coloured visceral forms against surfaces so glossy that they seem wet, Rose Kallal’s recent photographs create a provocative sense of organic ambiguity, fascination and dread. They suggest a dynamic polymorphous body, imagining sensuously folded flesh in saturated hues of glistening red and yellow. Though their association with the body […]

0Tenesh Webber. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE IMAGE TO THE WOMAN

Tenesh Webber

8 July 1993 - 14 August 1993
Opening Reception 8 July 1993 8pm

Main Gallery: The Image to the Woman Tenesh Webber’s series of unique large-scale black and white photographs and photograms evidence and exploration into the layering of visual information. Through various manipulative techniques involving negative layering, solarization and drawing and collage, Webber incorporates imagery gleaned from mass culture to produce “fractured narratives” referencing social and political […]

From left to right: Tom Dean. Fear of Blue., Rae Johnson, Green Sky. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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PROJECT ROOM: SERIES #6

Tom Dean and Rae Johnson

Curated by Sharon Brooks

8 July 1993 - 29 July 1993
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Project Room Series If the most enduring proposition in the history of Canadian art has been the landscape – it is perhaps because it has proven to be an exceedingly adaptable subject matter. Continually reinvented over several centuries to suit the shifting interests of Canadian artists, it has accommodated diverse poetic, philosophic, aesthetic and political […]

Eric Glavin, Care-Taker. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ERIC GLAVIN

Eric Glavin

27 May 1993 - 3 July 1993
Opening Reception 27 May 1993 8pm

Main Gallery: Eric Glavin An exhibition of paintings by Toronto artist Eric Glavin opens on May 27 at 8pm and continues through July 3, 1993. Eric Glavin works with a palette of shapes and colours culled from the advertising and signage which constitute the visual language of the everyday. The scale of his paintings make […]

Sandra Meigs. The Room of 1000 Paintings., 1986. Installation view. photo: Peter MacCallum

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PROJECT ROOM SERIES #5: THE ROOM OF 1000 PAINTINGS

Sandra Meigs

27 May 1993 - 24 June 1993
Opening Reception 27 May 1993 8pm

Project Room Series #5: The Room of 1000 Paintings Under the title Series, Mercer Union is presenting a number of exhibitions in the Project Room which investigate the recent history of local art. Series 5 is a remounting of Sandra Meigs’ Room of 1000 Paintings first exhibited in 1986. The show opens on May 27 […]

Andy Patton. You are Strong... Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PROJECT ROOM SERIES #4

Andy Patton and Doug Walker

Curated by Sharon Brooks, Marla Hiady, Carolyn White

29 April 1993 - 22 May 1993
Opening Reception 29 April 1993 8pm

Project Room Series #4 Under the title Series, Mercer Union is presenting a number of exhibitions in the Project Room which investigate the recent history of local art. Series 4 is an exhibition of work by Andy Patton and Douglas Walker from the 1980’s. The show opens on April 29 at 8pm and continues through […]

Clara Ursitti. Eau Claire. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE HELIOTROPIC (PART II)

Allen Ball, Cornelius Heesters, Rhodri KAsperbauer, David Kramer, Gordon Lebredt, Hugh McCague + Carl Peters, and Clara Ursitti.

Curated by Jennifer McMackon

29 April 1993 - 22 May 1993
Opening Reception 29 April 1993 8pm

Main Gallery: The Heliotropic MEDIA RELEASE Part I: April I – April 24, 1993 Opening April 1 at 8:00 pm Part II: April 29 – May 22, 1993 Opening April 29 at 8:00 pm The Heliotropic is an exhibition in two parts which takes as its starting point a matrix of issues brought together under […]

Janet Morton. Cardigan., 1993, Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PROJECT ROOM SERIES #4: CARDIGAN

Janet Morton

Curated by Sharon Brooks, Marla Hiady, Carolyn White

1 April 1993 - 24 April 1993
Opening Reception 1 April 1993 8pm

Project Room: Cardigan: Project #4 Brochure Text: Cardigan Janet Morton is particularly fascinated by art’s ability to transform common objects – and she accomplishes this transformation with apparent ease and a surprisingly light touch. Morton duplicates objects from the everyday world and through the process, infuses them with desire. This fetishizing process is so inherent […]

Mille Chen & Warren Quigley. Clockwork. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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THE HELIOTROPIC (PART I)

Millie Chen + Warren Quigley, Susan Gold, Paul Mathisen, Evelyn Von Michalofski, Carl Skelton, Janet Werner, and TIm Westbury

Curated by Jennifer McMackon

1 April 1993 - 24 April 1993
Opening Reception 1 April 1993 8pm

Main Gallery The Heliotropic MEDIA RELEASE Part I: April I – April 24, 1993 Opening April 1 at 8:00 pm Part II: April 29 – May 22, 1993 Opening April 29 at 8:00 pm The Heliotropic an exhibition in two parts which takes as its starting point a matrix of issues brought together under the […]

Andrea Ward. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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PROJECT ROOM SERIES #3: ARTIFACTS FROM GENERATION X

Andrea Ward

4 March 1993 - 27 March 1993
Opening Reception 6 March 1993 3pm

Project Room Series #3: Artifacts from Generation X Artifacts from Generation X, opens on March 6 at 3pm and continues through March 27, 1993. This is the third in a series of site-specfic works created for the Project Room. In her installation Artifacts from Generation X, Andrea Ward explores ideas about memory, collections and personal […]

Vikky Alexander. Northern Interior Section. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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VIKKY ALEXANDER

Vikky Alexander

18 February 1993 - 27 March 1993
Opening Reception 18 February 1993 8pm

Main Gallery: Vikky Alexander This exhibition of works by Vikky Alexander from the 1980’s and 1990’s opens on February 18 at 8pm and continues through March 27, 1993. Over the past decade, Vikky Alexander has constructed a body of finely crafted multi-media work which relentlessly examines contemporary society’s desire for, and construction of, the “Natural”. […]

John Scott.  Untitled., 1993, mixed media. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PROJECT ROOM SERIES #2

John Scott

4 February 1993 - 27 February 1993
Opening Reception 4 February 1993 8pm

Project Room Series #2   This simple, untitled installation — John Scott’s sincere-biker-esthetic memento mori — invited reflection on the transience of life, virility, and fossil fuels. It consisted of 20 skulls-and-crossbones on paper warped to accommodate a light bulb placed behind each image that was, in turn, hooked up to a tape recorder. All […]

Lance Belanger. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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NEOLITHIC TANGO

Lance Belanger

Curated by Carol Podedworny

7 January 1993 - 13 February 1993
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Main Gallery: Neolithic Tango Mercer Union is pleased to present an installation by Ottawa artist, Lance Belanger titled Neolithic Tango, curated by Carol Podedworny. This is the second solo exhibition in a series of three intending to address issues of marginalization and history-making, first articulated in Podedworny’s earlier curatorial project, Rethinking History which was mounted […]

Julie Arnold. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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PROJECT ROOM SERIES #1 : LOGO SERIES

Julie Arnold

7 January 1993 - 30 January 1993
Opening Reception 7 January 1993 8pm

Project Room Series #1: Logo Series Writing the text for my own exhibition document, several options are open-to me. I could produce an artist’s statement didactic in tone. This approach would serve to explain Logo Series in the form of a digestible capsule including a definition of terms: As artists continue to acknowledge their role […]