Oliver Husain Member Edition Launch at Art Toronto

27 October 2017 12pm - 8pm

Toronto-based filmmaker and artist Oliver Husain has designed our 2017-18 member edition entitled Mercèr Jungle. This glamorous silk twill scarf is available to new and existing members at Art Toronto, Booth B23, 27-30 October 2017. Visit our booth to purchase yours, and to view Mercer Union’s first in-house brand campaign, featuring Rusty. Existing members can collect their scarf at the fair or can expect it by mail this winter. Following Art Toronto, memberships are available for purchase at Mercer Union, over the phone at 416-536-1519 or via the Join tab: http://www.mercerunion.org/join-support/

Oliver Husain is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. Husain’s projects often begin with fragment of history, a rumour, a personal encounter or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures — such as dance, puppetry, costume, special effects — to animate his research and charm or fold the viewers into complex narrative set-ups. Recent solo exhibitions include Isla Santa Maria 3D at GalleryTPW Toronto and Western Front, Vancouver (2016). The installation was also included at in/future Toronto; in 2017 it was shown at Berlinale Filmfestival forum Expanded, Berlin; Kunstverein Nuremberg; and will be a special project at Art Toronto. Oliver Husain is represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery.

Image:  Mercèr Jungle, dye sublimation print on silk twill, 21 x 21 inches (modelled by Rusty)