Republic Group Show. Artwork unidentified. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE CONSTANT VERTICAL

A Republic group show: Peter Bowyer, Betty Goodwin, Donna Mehaldo, Edward Pien, Cynthia Short, Johannes Zits

10 December 1985
Opening Reception 10 December 1985 8pm

THE CONSTANT VERTICAL opens the second season of exhibitions presented by REPUBLIC. The exhibition features drawing, painting and sculpture by six artists including PETER BOWYER, BETTY GOODWIN, DONNA MEHALKO, EDWARD PIEN, CYNTHIA SHORT and JOHANNES ZITS, whose work focuses on the human figure. The artists were invited to react to the suggestion that the artist […]

Group show. Artwork unidentified. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BERLINER AUFZEICHNUNGEN (BERLIN NOTES)

Ricarda Fischer, Michael Morris, Joachim Peedk, Vincent Trasov, Yana Yo

Curated by Lorne Falk

12 November 1985 - 7 December 1985
Opening Reception 12 November 1985 8pm

Berliner Aufzeichnungen (Berlin Notes) Catalogue: Berliner Aufzeichnungen (Berlin Notes) published by The Walter Phillips Gallery and the Banff School of Fine Arts This exhibition features recent works on canvas and paper by five artists currently living in West Berlin, including two Canadians, Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov. “Berliner Aufzeichnungen” is intended to provide insight into […]

Svitlana Muchin. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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SVITLANA MUCHIN

Svitlana Muchin

15 October 1985 - 9 November 1985
Opening Reception 15 October 1985 8pm

West Gallery: This solo exhibition features recent sculptures by Toronto artist Svitlana Muchin. Executed in plaster, the six works on exhibit incorporate both classical elements of balance and symmetry, combined with individual elements of diversity, deformity and mutation. “The sculptures are suggestive human torsos and animal heads. These works, developed through preliminary drawings, are an […]

Stephen Hutchings. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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APPREHENSIONS

Stephen Hutchings

15 October 1985 - 9 November 1985
Opening Reception 15 October 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Apprehensions This solo exhibition features recent works by Stephen Hutchings, an artist currently residing in Banff, Alberta. The work in this exhibition, “Apprehensions”, presents four situations in which large, monumental figures directly confront the viewer. Executed in oil on canvas with minimal use of colour and a dark tonality, the full faced figures […]

Bernie Miller. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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FUTURE USE

Bernie Miller

17 September 1985 - 12 October 1985
Opening Reception 17 September 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Future Use This exhibition by Toronto artist Bernie Miller features installed sculpture. Using primarily industrial materials, the sculptural imagery is presented as a tableau combining references to “science fiction, speakers, ductwork, communications spectacle, antennae, the culture industry, archaic scientific apparati, disjecta membra, figures of hope, screens and building”. The artist’s previous work has […]

Michael Davey. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MICHAEL DAVEY

Michael Davey

17 September 1985 - 12 October 1985
Opening Reception 17 September 1985 8pm

West Gallery: This exhibition by Toronto artist Michael Davey will comprise a large wall, wood and plaster construction as well as twelve cast bronze and lead works. The works on exhibition are based on reflections from drawing, modelling, foundry processes, direct construction and travel. Underlying the making of the sculpture is an emphasis on the […]

Spring Hurlbut. Installation View. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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ARTIST SUMMER STUDIO PROJECT: A COLUMN ON LOCATION

Spring Hurlbut

13 August 1985 - 7 September 1985
Opening Reception 13 August 1985 8pm

West Gallery: Artist Summer Studio Project: A Column on Location This exhibition features a hand plastered column created on location by Toronto artist Spring Hurlbut. As part of the summer studio project, Spring Hurlbut has developed her response to the interrelating conditions of the interior gallery space, the ambient light and an existing column over […]

Christopher Crowder and Brent Roe. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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ARTIST SUMMER STUDIO PROJECT: THE LAST WORD ON MAGIC

Christopher Crowder, Brent Roe Collaboration

13 August 1985 - 7 September 1985
Opening Reception 13 August 1985 8pm

East Gallery Artist Summer Studio Project: The Last Word in Magic This exhibition features a collaborative, multi-media installation by two Toronto artists, Brent Roe and Christopher Crowder. As part of Mercer Union’s Summer Studio Projects, over the past four weeks these artists have developed a walk-in drawing/painting using the floors, walls and ceilings of the […]

Nick Brdar. Extended Face. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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NICK BRDAR

Nick Brdar

18 June 1985 - 13 July 1985
Opening Reception 18 June 1985 8pm

East Gallery: This exhibition features large sculptures by Victoria artist Nick Brdar, involving cut-out and modeled images of bodily segments grafted on to structures and discarded consumer objects. The works on exhibition, entitled Stadium Arm, Assimilation of Light, Extended Face and Axe in the Head, are primarily executed in steel and fibreglass. “These four works […]

Brian Scott. Christopher Columbus Headquarters. Image courtesy of artist.

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HEADQUARTERS

Brian Scott

18 June 1985 - 13 July 1985
Opening Reception 18 June 1985 8pm

West Gallery & Off Site: Christopher Columbus Headquarters Toronto artist Brian Scott will erect a walk-in allegorical painting/relief within a tent. Entitled, “Christopher Columbus Headquarters”, this three part tent, approximately 24′ x 20′ x 10′, is made of canvas and entirely painted. The viewer walks in and is surrounded by ‘a depiction’ of Christopher Columbus […]

Sylvie Belanger. Anxiety of Influence. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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QUEBEC ARTIST GROUP SHOW

Marie-Josée Begin, Sylvie Belanger, Ginette Legare, Maxime Rioux

21 May 1985 - 15 June 1985
Opening Reception 21 May 1985 8pm

East & West Galleries: This group exhibition features sculptures and installation works by four artists formerly from Quebec and currently living and working in Toronto. Marie-Josée Bégin‘s large steel constructions are concerned with the symbolic nature of geometric forms as found in crystals and organic elements. Executed in rough, unrefined steel, the hands-on industrial treatment […]

John McCartney. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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JOHN MCCARTNEY

John McCartney

23 April 1985 - 18 May 1985
Opening Reception 23 April 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Sculpture This exhibition by Toronto artist John McCartney will feature a series of large, robotic sculptures incorporating carved wood, industrial debris, found objects, production line pieces and welded, cast and painted metal. In these works, McCartney combines an inventive, toy-like playfulness with theatrical stage-like settings to create idealized images of urban life. John […]

John Wilkinson. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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JOHN WILKINSON

John Wilkinson

23 April 1985 - 18 May 1985
Opening Reception 23 April 1985 8pm

West Gallery: This exhibition by Toronto artist John Wilkinson features a series of recent, large scale paintings concerned with the interior spaces of the artist’s studio. Through the study of light and atmosphere, his personal space is explored by the manipulation of the painterly surface. Colour seen is adapted and rendered across the surface to […]

Charles Ray. At the Table. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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CHARLES RAY

Charles Ray

Curated by Robert Youds

26 March 1985 - 20 April 1985
Opening Reception 26 March 1985 8pm

West Gallery: Sculpture & Performance This exhibition by California artist Charles Ray will incorporate four geometric steel sculptures. These constructions are designed to reference various modes of domestic furniture and decorum but also have the potential to evoke ambiguous machine-like or industrial qualities. The parallel drawn with industrial machinery is enhanced during the performances by […]

Stephen Schofield. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PARADISE POOLS

Stephen Schofield

26 March 1985 - 20 April 1985
Opening Reception 26 March 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Paradise Pools This exhibition by Montreal artist Stephen Schofield will feature an installation composed of four separate figurative sculptures. Employing numerous materials and eclectic and anachronistic elements, the heavy, imposing works are related both formally through a repetition of line, gesture and colour and through a common inversion of paradisical imagery. As the […]

Allan McKay. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MOUNTAIN MY YES AND OTHER DENSITIES

​Allan MacKay​

26 February 1985 - 23 March 1985
Opening Reception 26 February 1985 8pm

West Gallery: Mountain My Yes and Other Densities This installation is a continuation of Allan MacKay’s work in recent years employing altered books. The process of altercation adapts the actual book to an object of high relief or sculpture through the actions of drawing, painting or folding. The inherent content of each book is made […]

Isaac Applebaum. Image courtesy of the artist.

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MAN MAKES HIMSELF

Isaac Applebaum

29 January 1985 - 23 February 1985
Opening Reception 29 January 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Man Makes Himself This photo installation by Toronto artist Isaac Applebaum features three different bodies of work, which interact and interrelate to create an installation. Included are a series of 16″ x 20″ black and white Polaroid photographs taken in Toronto’s Chinatown district, a book, and photographs of classroom history notes relating to […]

Michael Balfe. Signal. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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DISLOCATED SYMMETRIES FROM A WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS

Michael Balfe

29 January 1985 - 23 February 1985
Opening Reception 29 January 1985 8pm

West Gallery: Dislocated Symmetries From A Wilderness Of Mirrors This photo installation by Toronto artist Michael Balfe is concerned with generating dislocations of context and meaning relative to conventions of representation. Images of our public environment are isolated and reorganised into a segmented body, a fractured crucifix of broken language where syntax is deformed; beginning, […]

Kim Moodie. Hands. Photo courtesy of artist.

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HOMUNCULUS

​Kim Moodie​

8 January 1985 - 26 January 1985
Opening Reception 8 January 1985 8pm

West Gallery: Homunculus Kim Moodie’s recent works on paper and canvas are concerned with a narrative use and development of symbols. His imagery is modeled on toys, book illustrations, and figurative engravings, such as those depicting primitive North American life. Emphasis is placed on the representation and context in which these figurative elements are situated. […]

Gerard Pas. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BEAST///BEAUTY

Gerard Pas

8 January 1985 - 26 January 1985
Opening Reception 8 January 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Beast///Beauty This exhibition of recent works by London artist, Gerard Pas, is concerned with the question of beauty, and revealing the varying tensions and disparities which underlie our perception of it. In this exhibition, the artist juxtaposes contrasting images of beauty and ugliness, pleasure and pain, and joy and grief. Composed of a […]

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STEVEN NELSON

Steven Nelson

8 January 1985 - 26 January 1985
Opening Reception 8 January 1985 8pm

East Gallery: Lithographs This exhibition features recent lithographs by Vancouver artist, Steven Nelson. His work is concerned with the popular digestion of culture, both the art historical and those products which touch everyday society. The prints follow in a progression, rather than a series. Stemming from a satirical/humanist view of ‘the follies of mankind’, they […]