James Coleman. Living and Presumed Dead. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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DARK/LIGHT

Judith Barry, James Coleman and Rebecca Garrett

Curated by Elke Towne

11 November 1986 - 13 December 1986
Opening Reception 11 November 1986 8pm

Project Installations: Dark/Light Dark/ Light, an international exhibition featuring projection installations by Judith Barry, James Coleman and Rebecca Garrett, will open at Mercer Union Tuesday, November 11, 1986. Organized for Mercer Union by independent curator Elke Town, Dark/Light will feature the work of three artists concerned with the nature and effect of photographic and filmic […]

Wyn Geleynse. Home. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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WYN GELEYNSE

Wyn Geleynese

7 October 1986 - 1 November 1986
Opening Reception 7 October 1986 8pm

Film Installations: A solo exhibition of film installations by London, Ontario artist Wyn Geleynse will open at Mercer Union on Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00pm. Wyn Geleynse will be exhibiting six projection installations, three of which were produced in 1986. These installations consist of viewer-activated 16mm film loops projected either onto or into tableaux (which […]

Richard Banks. Untitled. Detail.

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RICHARD BANKS

7 October 1986 - 1 November 1986
Opening Reception 7 October 1986 12am

Paintings: Richard Banks On Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. a solo exhibition of paintings by Toronto artist Richard Banks will open at Mercer Union. Richard Banks’ recent works have developed out of a series of oil paintings which he has been working on over the past twelve months. Banks’ paintings, originally biologically based in […]

Attila Richard Lukacs. Il ya Quinze Qu je n'ai fait pas ca. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS and CHARLES REA

Attila Richard Lukacs and Charles Rea

9 September 1986 - 4 October 1986
Opening Reception 9 September 1986 8pm

Paintings: Attila Richard Lukacs Charles Rea On September 9th at 8:00 p.m., two solo exhibitions of paintings by Vancouver artists Attila Richard Lukacs and Charles Rea will open at Mercer Union. Although Attila Richard Lukacs and Charles Rea have been exhibiting their work in Vancouver for several years, they are especially recognized for their participation […]

Barbara Hée. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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SPECTRUM ZURICH

Luigi Archetti, Matthias Bosshart, Lucia Coray, Olivia Etter, Marc-Antoine Fehr, Barbara Hée, Andreas Hofer, Dieter Leuenberger, Carlos Matter, Eva Stürmlin, Uwe Wittwer, Cecile Wick

Curated by Elisabeth Grossman, Henry F. Levy, Hans Peter Marti and Martin Pauli

16 August 1986 - 6 September 1986
Opening Reception 16 August 1986 8pm

Spectrum Zurich Spectrum Zurich, a group exhibition featuring work by twelve emerging Swiss artists, will open at Mercer Union and Grunwald Gallery on Saturday August 16 from I pm to 5 pm and will continue through September 6, 1986. The twelve participating artists represent a diverse cross-section of the contemporary art scene in Zurich. The […]

Regan Morris. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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POMPEII NOW

Regan Morris

15 July 1986 - 9 August 1986
Opening Reception 15 July 1986 8pm

East Gallery: Pompeii Now: Living in the Shadow of the Big Meat Pompeii Now: Living in the Shadow of the Big Meat, an installation by emerging Toronto artist Regan Morris will be on display at Mercer Union July 15 through August 9. Presented as a mini-series, Pompeii Now consists of two main sculptures, Black Comet […]

Ken Bray. Calamite. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BALLAST

​Ken Bray​

15 July 1986 - 9 August 1986
Opening Reception 15 July 1986 8pm

West Gallery: Ballast Mercer Union presents an exhibition of sculpture and related drawings by Toronto artist Ken Bray. Ballast opens on Tuesday July 15 at 8:00pm and continues through August 9, 1986. Ballast refers to counterweight and is employed figuratively and metaphorically in Bray’s work. It also signifies “a sense of accumulation of man’s abilities […]

Fred Douglas. Work Detail. Photo courtesy of artist.

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THE VAN

Fred Douglas

11 July 1986 - 31 July 1986
Opening Reception 11 July 1986 12am

Harbourfront Sculpture Court: The Van Continuing in our series of satellite projects, Mercer Union is sponsoring an installation by Vancouver artist Fred Douglas. Located at the Harbourfront Sculpture Court, The Yan will open on Friday July 11 at 5:30 p.m. The artist will be present for the opening. The installation will be-on view through July […]

Thomas Hellinger. Studio installation. Photo: Ali Kazimi

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THOMAS HELLINGER and DORIS TITZE

Thomas Hellinger and Doris Titze

14 June 1986 - 28 June 1986
Opening Reception 14 June 1986 8pm

Studio Exhibition: A studio exhibition sponsored by Mercer Union featuring work by two visiting German artists, Thomas Hellinger and Doris Titze, will open June 14 and continue to June 28. Having received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the period of September 1985 to June 1986, Thomas Hellinger and Doris Titze […]

Alan Storey. Draw. Installation view. Photography courtesy of Alan Storey.

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OBJECTHOOD: A DICOTOMY

Randy Anderson and Alan Storey

Curated by Daina Augaitis

10 June 1986 - 5 July 1986
Opening Reception 10 June 1986 8pm

Objecthood: A Dicotomy Co-sponsored by Open Space Gallery, Victoria Objecthood: A Dichotomy, an exhibition featuring the work of Vancouver artists Randy Anderson and Alan Storey will open at Mercer Union on June 10 at 8 pm. The exhibition will continue through July 5, 1986. Since Duchamp, artists have been compelled to continue an investigation into […]

Brian Scott, animated film as part of "Fisherman and Flycatcher" installation, 1986. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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PROJECT/DIMENSIONS

David Bate, John Ide, Danica Jojich, Barrie Jones, Gwen MacGregor, Brian Scott, Cynthia Short, Helen Underwood.

26 May 1986 - 7 June 1986
Opening Reception 26 May 1986 8pm

Off site: Project/Dimensions Mercer Union is sponsoring a two part satellite project of work by eight local artists. During May 26th to June 21st, art will literally and figuratively be put on the street using the venue of five Queen Street West storefronts. By using a commercial location, the artists intend to actively involve and […]

James Brown and Kim Storey. Arch Angels. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE INTERPRETATIONS OF ARCHITECTURE

Brigette Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, Steven Fong, General Idea, Marc Baraness, Tim Scott, Nolan Natale and Chris Brown, Blair Robins, Donald McKay, Renée Van Halm, James Brown and Kim Storey, Fred Urban

Curated by Janice Gurney, Andy Patton and Allan Tregebov

10 May 1986 - 31 May 1986
Opening Reception 10 May 1986 8pm

The Interpretation Of Architecture May 10 to May 31; Opening Saturday, May 10, noon to 6 pm. The artists and architects featured at Mercer Union include: Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, Steven Fong; General Idea; Marc Baraness; Tim Scott, Nolan Natale and Chris Browne; Blair Robins; Donald McKay; Renee van Halm; James Brown and Kim […]

David Mach. Untitled., 1986, newspaper, fireplace mantle and couches. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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DAVID MACH

David Mach

10 April 1986 - 3 May 1986
Opening Reception 10 April 1986 8pm

East & West Galleries: David Mach A solo exhibition of sculpture and drawings by British artist David Mach will open at Mercer Union on April 10, 1986. While in Toronto, David Mach will create several site-related sculptures in both exhibition spaces, incorporating imported and locally manufactured materials. The materials are high profile objects in themselves […]

Therese Bolliger. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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TRANSFERENCE

Therese Bolliger

11 March 1986 - 5 April 1986
Opening Reception 11 March 1986 8pm

East Gallery: Transference Transference is an exhibition of large works on paper by Toronto artist Therese Bolliger. The title of the exhibition not only refers to the term transference in a psychoanalytic context with its meaning of a trauma transferred from patient to analyst, but serves as an analogy to the changing connotations of forms […]

Margaret Lawther. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE

Margaret Lawther

11 March 1986 - 5 April 1986
Opening Reception 11 March 1986 8pm

West Gallery: Inside/Outside This solo exhibition by Toronto artist Margaret Lawther features a sculpture installation consisting of a series of house fragments. These constructions are based on the image of the house as a metaphor for the human body or human cosmology. Each fragment represents a different part of one’s traditional sense of the house […]

Edward Curtis. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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EDWARD CURTIS

Edward Curtis

11 February 1986 - 8 March 1986
Opening Reception 11 February 1986 8pm

East Gallery: This exhibition at Mercer Union brings together a series of works by American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) executed in co-operation with the Kwakiutl Indians in British Columbia. The exhibition, comprised of approximately 25 photographs, represents a section of images excluded from Curtis’ twenty volume study, The North American Indians. The images were […]

Stephen Shortt, Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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…ON BRITAIN’S DOORSTEP

Stephen Short

11 February 1986 - 8 March 1986
Opening Reception 11 February 1986 8pm

West Gallery: … On Britain’s Doorstep Drawing from personal documentation and experience, this exhibition by Montreal artist Stephen Shortt is concerned with the political situation in Northern Ireland, Shortt’s country of origin. Ranging from the purely objective to the intimate, diverging viewpoints are presented including that of a Belfast housewife. The exhibition features fourteen photomontages, […]

Aldo Walker. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ALDO WALKER

Aldo Walker

Curated by Andreas Gehr

14 January 1986 - 8 February 1986
Opening Reception 14 January 1986 8pm

Works on Canvas: This solo exhibition by Swiss artist Aldo Walker features nine paintings, 160 cm x 120 cm, executed in acrylic on canvas. Concerned with analytic or semiotic philosophy, the paintings by Aldo Walker stand as illustrations of the dissonant relationship between the sign and the signified. Employing the impersonal character of the two-dimensional […]

Marianne Eigenheer. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MARIANNE EIGENHEER

Marianne Eigenhee

Curated by Andreas Gehr

14 January 1986 - 8 February 1986
Opening Reception 14 January 1986 12am

Drawings: This exhibition features large drawings by Swiss artist Marianne Eigenheer from 1985, including one wall-drawing executed in situ, complemented by a selection of related works from 1977 to 1979. “The attitude of refusal in Marianne Eigenheer’s pictures implies a process of self-discovery. Mention has been made of the erotic allusions and underlying irony in […]