Jack Jeffrey. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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JACK JEFFREY

Jack Jeffrey

17 November 1987 - 12 December 1987
Opening Reception 17 November 1987 8pm

East Gallery: Jack Jeffrey From November 17 through December 12, Mercer Union will be presenting a solo exhibition by Toronto artist Jack Jeffrey. In describing his installation, the artist writes: “The installation will consist of elements that are placed in proximity to one another; these elements consist of recognizable and unrecognizable signs which in the […]

Caroline Simmons. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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DEAR CATHARINE

Caroline Simmons

17 November 1987 - 12 December 1987
Opening Reception 17 November 1987 8pm

West Gallery: Dear Catharine A sculptural installation by Caroline Simmons entitled Dear Catharine will open at Mercer Union on Tuesday November 17, and continue through December 12. In describing her installation, the artist writes: The work speaks of changes which have taken place over many years on an area of land on the Niagara Peninsula […]

Mowry Baden. Lariat Calais., 1987, steel, aluminum, plastic, 204x135x105"h. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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TASK-ORIENTED SCULPTURES

Mowry Baden

Curated by André Jodoin

13 October 1987 - 7 November 1987
Opening Reception 13 October 1987 8pm

East & West Galleries: Task-Oriented Sculptures Press Release Mowry Baden has been producing experimental work in the area of sculpture since 1965. Baden is perhaps best known for his ‘envelope spaces’, a genre which he describes as “alternative spaces that function within the confines of a conventional gallery yet envelope the visitor in a self-contained […]

Ian Smith-Rubenzahl. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ARTIST STUDIO PROJECT: THE ENCHANTED CITY

Ian Smith-Rubenzahl

8 September 1987 - 3 October 1987
Opening Reception 8 September 1987 8pm

West Gallery: Artist Studio Projects: The Enchanted City Within the gallery setting Ian Smith-Rubenzahl has created a metaphoric view of the city. The artist presents the viewer with a suggestion of the ideal city. Through the use of painted imagery and spoken text, The Enchanted City establishes a point of departure from the uniform experience […]

Machado ivens. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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ARTIST STUDIO PROJECT: MACHADO IVENS

Machado Ivens

8 September 1987 - 3 October 1987
Opening Reception 8 September 1987 8pm

East Gallery: Artist Studio Project: Machado Ivens Over the past month Brazilian artist Ivens Machado has fabricated new sculptural works using concrete and steel rods for the Artist Studio Projects. In keeping with artistic concerns that have developed since the early 1970’s, Machado incorporates rich pigmentation and organic forms. “I do not aspire to the […]

Jack Butler. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MAN IS ONLY THE SHADOW OF A DREAM

Jack Butler

14 July 1987 - 8 August 1987
Opening Reception 14 July 1987 8pm

East Gallery: Man is Only the Shadow of a Dream Winnipeg artist Jack Butler’s exhibition Man is Only the Shadow of a Dream is a multi-media installation. Incorporating materIa1s such as vinyl, silk tissue, foamcore and steel, the work will be largely composed of multiple two-dimensional, free-standing and cut-out figures from pop cultures such as […]

Sylvie Bélanger. Installation view. West gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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I AM HERE

Sylvie Bélanger

14 July 1987 - 8 August 1987
Opening Reception 14 July 1987 8pm

West Gallery: I Am Here Sylvie Belanger’s multi-media environment entitled I AM HERE unites architectural structures, sound and video in order to draw the viewer into a discourse on the individual’s relationship to space and time. The installation is composed of architectural structures which extend themselves by projection, onto walls coveted by architectural representations. Integrate […]

Ien Lucas. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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IEN LUCAS

Ien Lucas

16 June 1987 - 11 July 1987
Opening Reception 16 June 1987 8pm

West Gallery: Ien Lucas This exhibition of recent painting by visiting Dutch artist Ien Lucas are an extension of pieces made during her residence at the Banff Centre in 1985/1986. In these works the artist combines the language of figurative painting with the formal approach of abstract painting. Reducing this analysis to a specific painting […]

Anna-Marie Cobbold. Invitation. Scanned image.

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PORTRAIT FAÇADE

Anna-Marie Cobbold

16 June 1987 - 11 July 1987
Opening Reception 16 June 1987 8pm

East Gallery: Portrait Façade Anna-Marie Cobbold’s recent works are a compilation of charcoal, oil pastel, and acrylic and oil paint on linen and cardboard. They are a summation of ideas and images associated with her immediate surroundings in urban Toronto, and a recent trip to Australia. Cobbold’s images arise from a confrontation with real-life experience, […]

Corrine Corry. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE PALACE OF THE QUEEN

Corrine Corry

Curated by Liz Magor

12 May 1987 - 6 June 1987
Opening Reception 12 May 1987 8pm

East Gallery: The Palace of the Queen This exhibition consists of two separate installations. Central to both is technology familiar to the viewer: cameras, television monitors, telephone answering machines, all equipment easy to acquire and use, yet which serve to represent us in various capacities. Accepting this as a legitimate offer of representation, the artists […]

Joey Morgan. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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nO fiXeD aDdrESs

Joey Morgan

Curated by Liz Magor

12 May 1987 - 6 June 1987
Opening Reception 12 May 1987 8pm

West Gallery: nO fiXeD aDdrESs, This exhibition consists of two separate installations. Central to both is technology familiar to the viewer: cameras, television monitors, telephone answering machines, all equipment easy to acquire and use, yet which serve to represent us in various capacities. Accepting this as a legitimate offer of representation, the artists contrive situations […]

From left to right: Wendy Coad. Nephology., Going To The Policeman's Ball., and Pep. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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LA VIDA LOCA

Wendy Coad

7 April 1987 - 2 May 1987
Opening Reception 7 April 1987 8pm

East Gallery: La Vida Loca “Holy Cow, I just about landed on my keister when I found out that the livingroom gig was actually going ahead. At first I thought this flapjaw was just another ear-banger, after all the business is lousy with them. As it turned out, I was wrong, the dude was on […]

Ginette LeGaré. Traductor, Traditor. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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LES VÉRITÉS MISES EN ECHEC

Ginette LeGaré

7 April 1987 - 2 May 1987
Opening Reception 7 April 1987 8pm

West Gallery: Les Vérités Mises en Echec Currently residing in Toronto, Quebec City artist Ginette Legare is exploring the act of representation in her most recent series of sculpture. This exhibition consists of four interrelated wall and floor constructions, made from aged slate tiles. Legare has confronted the medium, embracing the physicality and luxury of […]

Magdalen Celestino. Field of Apprehension., 1986. Mixed media, 156"v156"x71" Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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TEMPORAL ICONS

Robert Bowers, Magdalen Celestino, Dyan Marie, Svitlana Muchin, John McKinnon, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Judith Schwarz, Irene Xanthos, Shirley Yanover and Carol Moppett

3 March 1987 - 28 March 1987
Opening Reception 3 March 1987 8pm

East & West Galleries: Temporal Icons TEMPORAL ICONS, a two-gallery sculpture exhibition, will open at Mercer Union and A.R.C. on Tuesday, March 3, 1987. Co-ordinated by Shirley Yanover, Temporal Icons will address the concerns of contemporary abstraction in new work by Toronto sculptors Robert Bowers, Magdalen Celestino, Dyan Marie, Svitlana Muchin, John McKinnon, Reinhard Reitzenstein, […]

Elizabeth Mackenzie. Arlene and I/Janice and I, 1987. Photostats, light boxes, 16"x40.5"x3.5". Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Janice Gurney, Elizabeth McaKenzie and Arlene Stamp

3 February 1987 - 28 February 1987
Opening Reception 3 February 1987 8pm

East & West Galleries: Acknowledgements Acknowledgements is the result of a two year collaboration between Toronto artists Janice Gurney, Elizabeth MacKenzie and Arlene Stamp. During this time, ideas, techniques and source materials were freely exchanged in an attempt to examine and question the boundaries of an individual artist’s creative process. The works in this exhibition […]

Robert Youds. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MORE

Robert Youds

31 January 1987
Opening Reception 31 January 1987 8pm

East Gallery: More In describing his work, Robert Youds comments, “Our post-modern culture is one of exaggeration. Exaggeration of the real is the subject of my art. My paintings are of an abstract construct which employs as stratagem repetition and cultural signifier. They exist as similitude to actual observation, determined from the public realm of […]

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SU SCHNEE

​Su Schnee

6 January 1987 - 31 January 1987
Opening Reception 6 January 1987 8pm

West Gallery: Su Schnee An exhibition of recent large-scale, mixed-media works on paper by Montreal artist Su Schnee will open at Mercer Union on Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m. Su Schnee’s striking and evocative imagery falls within the parameters of two classical themes: landscape and portrait. For the artist these two themes represent the […]