The Eyelash and the Monochrome

Tiziana La Melia

28 November 2014 - 31 January 2015
Opening Reception 28 November 2014 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to present a new solo exhibition by Vancouver-based artist Tiziana La Melia, opening Friday 28 November with an artist talk at 7PM, followed by a public reception until 10PM. Tiziana La Melia weaves writing, sculpture, painting and performance in layered installations which speak to female archetypes, personal narratives, passions and teenage […]




28 November 2014 - 31 March 2015
Opening Reception 28 November 2014 7pm

Mercer Union has commissioned British artist Giles Round for the second billboard project at the corner of Bloor Street West and St. Clarens Avenue. Giles Round’s Untitled, 1943/1944 (SORRY!) layers a printed interjecting apology over a page cut from a catalogue on the work of German artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) over a backdrop of traditonal […]



Circles and Sequences: Lis Rhodes and Elisabeth Subrin

28 November 2014 - 31 January 2015
Opening Reception 28 November 2014 7pm

Taking its starting point from the name of the women’s film and video distribution organisation co-founded by Lis Rhodes in the 1970s, this sequence of screenings engages with questions of representation, politics, language and perception. Friday 28 November – Saturday 13 December 2014 Lis Rhodes Light Reading (1979) B &W, 16mm transferred to video, 20’ […]



Everything is accidental

Laurent Montaron

4 September 2014 - 25 October 2014
Opening Reception 5 September 2014 7pm

Artist talk at 6:30PM, followed by reception at 7:30PM Friday 5 September 2014 The work of Laurent Montaron (b. 1972, lives and works in Paris) is suffused with the contemporary history of the media. For Montaron, a compulsive exploration of technologies and technological experimentation is a means to explore how we think through tools and […]



Choreography for Screen

Aryen Hoekstra

4 September 2014 - 25 October 2014
Opening Reception 5 September 2014 7pm

Artist talk at 6:30PM, followed by reception at 7:30PM Friday 5 September 2014 The screen as both apparatus and space of political potential is central to the work of Aryen Hoekstra (b. 1982 Edmonton, lives and works in Toronto). In his film and sculptural installations, Hoekstra proposes a disjuncture in the passages of time and […]



MERCER Offsite: Hazel Meyer

Muscle Panic

23 August 2014 - 31 August 2014
Opening Reception 23 August 2014 3pm

Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, is delighted to partner with Sunday Drive Art Projects to present a new solo project by Hazel Meyer in Warkworth, Ontario. From the monumental to the modest, Hazel Meyer’s projects range from large installations to small woven tags meant for an audience of one. She explores seemingly disparate […]

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SPACE: Posted: 978 days ago

Liz Knox

21 June 2014 - 15 November 2014
Opening Reception 21 June 2014 7pm

SPACE is a new series of commissioned works for the billboard space on the side of Mercer Union, at the corner of St Clarens Avenue and Bloor Street West. Liz Knox uses conceptual strategies, examining systems of interpretation with an emphasis on strategies of irony, primarily working with text. Knox studied Studio Art at the […]



Taking [a] part

20 June 2014 - 26 July 2014
Opening Reception 20 June 2014 7pm

What does it mean when we gather? What happens? Taking [a] part uses as a starting point conversations, within collectives, between artists and artists, curators and artists, peer groups and audiences, between artworks. The exhibition unfolds throughout its five-week duration, shifting from a series of three-person exhibitions in the back gallery space to an expanding group exhibition […]



Lost Illusions/Illusions perdues (part two)

Sarah Pierce/The Metropolitan Complex

4 April 2014 - 24 May 2014
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

with Kayla Krische and Olivia Simpson Artist’s Talk Friday 4 April 2014, 6:30 PM Opening Reception Friday 4 April, 7:30 PM onward, with performed elements throughout Since 2003, Sarah Pierce has used the umbrella term – The Metropolitan Complex – to describe her practice. Despite its institutional resonance, this title does not signify an organization. […]

Bridget Moser, I want to believe (2014), production still


Push and Pull

Bridget Moser, Michael Vickers and Nikki Woolsey

7 February 2014 - 22 March 2014
Opening Reception 7 February 2014 7pm

Push and Pull presents a series of new works by artists Bridget Moser, Michael Vickers and Nikki Woolsey. The exhibition title refers to a constant tension, a position between moving in one direction, and into another; a perpetual state of struggle. Bridget Moser’s performance and video work is suspended between internally voiced conundrums, stand-up comedy, […]