Frances Robson. Women and Community. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MAKING SPACE

Suzanne Lacy, Susan McEachern, Frances Robson, Honor Kever Rogers

Curated by Joan Borsa

15 November 1988 - 10 December 1988
Opening Reception 15 November 1988 8pm

East & West Galleries: Making Space In MAKING SPACE, curator Joan Borsa brings together photographic installations by four women artists from varying regions of Canada and the United States who share an exploration of women’s perceived and actual social space. The work of these four artists, Suzanne Lacy, Susan McEachern, Frances Robson and Honor Kever […]

Bill Leeming. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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RE-COUNT: THE WORLD ECONOMIC SUMMIT OF THE ADVANCED INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES AS POETIC DOCUMENT

Bill Leeming

11 October 1988 - 5 November 1988
Opening Reception 11 October 1988 8pm

East Gallery: Re-Count: The World Economic Summit of the Advanced Industrialized Countries as Poetic Document Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents a solo exhibition by Toronto artist Bill Leeming. Leeming has developed an installation with text, photographs and video based on the background, proceedings ahd outcome of the 1988 World Economic Summit […]

Ron Benner. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BAIA DE COCHINOES/BAY OF PIGS

Ron Benner

11 October 1988 - 5 November 1988
Opening Reception 11 October 1988 8pm

West Gallery: Baia de Cochinoes/Bay of Pigs The mixed media photographic installations of London Ontario artist Ron Benner frequently utilize two basic devices, black and white photo-murals and one or more real objects on the floor. Baia de Cochinos/ Bay of Pigs, his installation at Mercer Union, incorporates photographs taken in Playa Larga, Bay of […]

Francois Vaillancourt. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MIRAGE MEMORY

François Vaillancourt

6 September 1988 - 1 October 1988
Opening Reception 6 September 1988 8pm

East Gallery: Mirage of Memory As part of the 1988 Artist Studio Project, Francois Vaillancourt’s solo exhibition will open in Mercer Union’s East Gallery Tuesday September 6th at 8:00 pm and continue through Saturday October 1st. Creating a dialogue between painting and photography, Montreal artist François Vaillancourt explores the relationship between the images produced by […]

Jessica Stockholder. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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INDOOR LIGHTING FOR MY FATHER

Jessica Stockholder

6 September 1988 - 1 October 1988
Opening Reception 6 September 1988 8pm

West Gallery: Indoor lighting for my Father As part of the 1988 Artist Studio Project, Jessica Stockholder’s solo exhibition will open in Mercer Union’s West Gallery Tuesday September 6th at 8 pm and continue through Saturday October 1st. Combining construction materials and found objects, Jessica Stockholder creates large-scale installations in response to architectural spaces. A […]

From left to right: Dan E. Hudson. Breast Feeding., Canned Spaghetti., and Lunch Outsite. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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DAN E. HUDSON

Dan E. Hudson

28 June 1988 - 23 July 1988
Opening Reception 28 June 1988 8pm

Easy Gallery: Dan E. Hudson: Paintings Opening June 28th, Mercer Union will present a solo exhibition of recent figurative paintings by Dan E. Hudson, an emerging Toronto artist. Through the use of painterly devices, Hudson explores the contextual relationship of commonplace activities and situations, attempting to alienate these from the everyday world. His large oil […]

Janis Bowley & Oliver Kellhammer. Canadian Landscape. 1988, wood, plastic, files and view. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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FOREST MODELS OF THE UNIVERSE

Janis Bowley and Oliver Kellhammer

28 June 1988 - 23 July 1988
Opening Reception 28 June 1988 8pm

West Gallery: Forest Models of the Universe Opening June 28th at Mercer Union, Forest Models of the Universe presents collaborative installations by Toronto artists Janis Bowley and Oliver Kellhammer. Both artists are concerned with the relationship between our regional ecological foundation and cultural production. In this exhibition, Bowley and Kellhammer focus on the intrinsic ecological […]

Fastwurms. Weenendip Zeebi., 1988. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BELIEF STRCUTURE

Stephen Andrews, Alan Belcher, Carlo Cesta, Nadine Chan, Shelagh Keeley, Carol Martyn and Fastwürms (Napoleon Brousseau, Kim Kozzi, Dai Skuse)

Curated by Andy Fabo

31 May 1988 - 25 June 1988
Opening Reception 31 May 1988 8pm

East & West Galleries: Belief Structure Belief Structure brings paintings, drawings and sculptural installation by nine local artists: Stephen Andrews, Alan Belcher, Carlo Cesta, Nadine Chan, Shelagh Keeley, Carol Martyn and the collaborative group FASTWURMS (Napoleon Brousseau, Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse). Toronto painter Andy Fabo has curated this exhibition in response to what he […]

From left to right: Lorna Simpson. Tricks are for ..., Waterbearer., and Portrait. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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LORNA SIMPSON

Lorna Simpson

3 May 1988 - 28 May 1988
Opening Reception 3 May 1988 8pm

East Gallery: Lorna Simpson Lorna Simpson has established herself as one of the more controversial female artists working in photography in the United States. In her work, Simpson focuses on the relationship between an audience’s collective interpretation of photographic imagery and photography as a descriptive tool. Using large-scale images, she presents the viewer with a […]

Jamelie Hassan. Installation view. West gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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VITRINE 448

Jamelie Hassan

3 May 1988 - 28 May 1988
Opening Reception 3 May 1988 8pm

West Gallery: Vitrine 448 For this solo exhibition at Mercer Union, Jamelie Hassan will present an installation with an accompanying bookwork. Hassan’s work has been characterized by a personal investigation and expression of global concerns: cultural displacement, political strife, political injustice, and social conscience. In vitrine 448she focuses on aspects of colonialism and patriarchy within […]

Eberherd Bosslet. Data Control. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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SUPPORTING MEASURES

29 March 1988 - 23 April 1988
Opening Reception 29 March 1998 8pm

East & West Galleries: Supporting Measures Presented in Mercer Union’s East and West gallery spaces, this solo exhibition will feature the work of acclaimed West German artist Eberhard Bosslet. Bosslet is the recent winner of the prestigious 1987 Bremer Artprize, one of the highest awards honouring the work of West German artists. Supporting Measures, his […]

Catherine Carmichael. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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CATHERINE CARMICHAEL

1 March 1988 - 26 March 1988
Opening Reception 1 March 1988 8pm

Catherine Carmichael Catherine Carmichael’s solo exhibition at Mercer Union will include two freestanding mixed-media sculptures and one large-scale wall relief. Consisting of found objects and discarded building materials, Carmichael’s work on exhibition reveals an approach to sculpture which is both additive and intuitive. Themes concerned with the processes of growth, transformation and decay are intrinsic […]

Peter MacCallum. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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INDUSTRIAL ZONE

Peter MacCallum

1 March 1988 - 26 March 1988
Opening Reception 1 March 1988 8pm

Industrial Zone Peter MacCallum’s solo exhibition Industrial Zone is a photographic installation about the now abandoned Massey-Harris-Ferguson factory complex in downtown Toronto. The installation will be based on MacCallum’s own architectural photographs of the plant taken in 1986, and will also include archival photographs, aerial survey photos, images from the company’s promotional material and film […]

Gregory Malis. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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HORROR VACUI

Gregory Ball, Denise Malis, Martin Pearce and Kate Wilson

Curated by Andy Fabo and Ben Walmsly

2 February 1988 - 27 February 1988
Opening Reception 2 February 1988 8pm

East & West Galleries: Horror Vacui Horror Vacui presents works on paper and canvas by four young artists, Gregory Ball, Denise Malis, Martin Pearce and Kate Wilson, who share a similar pictorial vision of the world; a vision characterized by continual transformation, complexity, chaos and a dense saturation of elements. Their, common approach to the […]

Sheila Ayearst. Installatin view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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STILL LIFE

Sheila Ayearst

5 January 1988 - 30 January 1988
Opening Reception 5 January 1998 8pm

East Gallery: Still Life STILL LIFE, an exhibition of recent painting and photograph juxtapositions by Toronto artist Sheila Ayearst, opens at Mercer Union Tuesday, January 5 and continues through January 30. In describing her work, the artist writes: When paintings and photographs are abutted, a confrontation develops between their two very different presentations of reality. […]

From left to right: Howard Lonn. Ars Nova., Romance., and Untitled. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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HOWARD LONN

Howard Lonn

5 January 1988 - 30 January 1988
Opening Reception 5 January 1988 8pm

West Gallery: Howard Lonn Opening January 5, and continuing through January 30, Mercer Union will present a solo exhibition by Howard Lonn. The exhibition will consist of six large-scale oil paintings completed over the past two years. Executed with raw, textured brushwork, Lonn’s work focuses upon the dialectic between the surface of the painting and […]