Micah Lexier. Setting Sights. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MICAH LEXIER: WALL MOUNTED SCULPTURES

Micah Lexier

16 November 1989 - 16 December 1989
Opening Reception 16 November 1989 12am

East & West Gallery: Wall-Mounted Sculptures Micah Lexier’s solo exhibition continues his investigation into the subject of masculinity and the processes involved in the construction of the adult male consciousness. Part of a touring exhibition entitled “To The Touch”, these works, produced within the last fifteen months, represent an extension of the issues presented in […]

Martha Townsend. Island. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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ISLAND

Martha Townsend

12 October 1989 - 11 November 1989
Opening Reception 12 October 1989 12am

West Gallery: Island In a new series of works, Martha Townsend moves towards a less narrative, more abstract mode than her past work. Townsend’s sculpture is characterized by a solemn tension, a dramatic sparseness and a striking material presence. Favouring elemental materisls, such as wood, metal and stone, her vocabulary of forms has also included […]

Marcel Gosselin. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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FRAGMENTS

Marcel Gosselin

12 October 1989 - 11 November 1989
Opening Reception 12 October 1989 12am

East Gallery Fragments Manitoban artist Marcel Gosselin creates environments which explore the genetic and cultural elements of change, the unpredictable and yet constant evolution and recycling of nature. In his solo exhibition at Mercer Union entitled ‘Fragments’, Gosselin will incorporate building materials with the natural materials usually employed in his work, such as twigs, grass, […]

Kawamata. Installation view. Off site.

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KAWAMATA: TORONTO PROJECT 1989

Tadashi Kawamata

7 September 1989 - 7 October 1989
Opening Reception 7 September 1989 12am

Inside and Outside the Gallery: KAWAMATA Toronto Project 1989 Leading Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata has been invited by Mercer Union to create his first project in Canada – an outdoor public installation to be realized in the centre of downtown Toronto this summer. Concurrent with the completion of this project in early September 1989, the […]

Group show. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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HOMOGENIUS

Stephen Andrews, Alan Belcher, David Buchan, Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, General Idea, Micah Lexier, Ian McKinnon, Wrik Mead, Regan Morris, David Rasmus

22 June 1989 - 22 July 1989
Opening Reception 22 June 1989 8pm

East & West Galleries: Homogenius Recent works by gay artists in Toronto: Stephen Andrews, Richard Banks, Alan Belcher, David Buchan, Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, General Idea, Micah Lexier, Ian McKinnon, Wrik Mead, Regan Morris, David Rasmus Opening Thursday June 22, 8:00 pm at Mercer Union is an exhibition of recent works by 14 gay artists […]

Deborah Margo. Os e Musculus. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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SELECTED WORKS

Yaron Berent, Suzanne Gauthier, Donald Lawrence, Doborah Margo, Ross Racine, and Curtis Wehrfritz

18 May 1989 - 17 June 1989
Opening Reception 18 May 1989 8pm

East & West Galleries: Selected Works Mercer Union Presents an exhibition of selected works by six artists from across Canada: Yaron Berent, Suzanne Gauthier, Donald Lawrence, Doborah Margo, Ross Racine, and Curtis Wehrfritz. Selected Works continues in both Mercer Union’s East and West Galleries through Saturday June 17. Although working in a variety of media, […]

Christopher Combs. Gates. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MIXED VIEWS

Christopher Combs

13 April 1989 - 13 May 1989
Opening Reception 13 April 1989 8pm

East Gallery: Mixed Views Images drawn from his immediate experiences and environment inform the work of emerging Toronto painter Christopher Combs. For his solo exhibition at Mercer Union, Mixed Views, the artist will include six large interlocking multi-paneled canvases with collage elements. Drawing on the concerns and insights of artists such as Van Eyck, Courbet, […]

Doug Buis.Untitled I. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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DOUG BUIS

13 April 1989 - 13 May 1989
Opening Reception 13 April 1989 8pm

West Gallery: Doug Buis Opening Thursday April 13 at 8:OO pm, Mercer Union presents recent kinetic sculptures by Montreal artist Doug Buis. Using machines and electronic components with natural and symbolic elements, Buis creates sculptures which examine our relationship with technology. For this exhibition at Mercer Union, two pieces will be included. One incorporates materials […]

Mary Scott. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MARY SCOTT: RECENT PAINTINGS

Mary Scott

Curated by Bruce Grenville

16 March 1989 - 8 April 1989
Opening Reception 16 March 1989 8pm

East & West Galleries: Mary Scott: Recent Paintings Calgary artist Mary Scott has exhibited extensively throughout Western Canada since 1979. Opening Thursday March 16 at 8:00 pm and continuing through Saturday April 8, this exhibition at Mercer Union represents the artist’s first solo exhibition in Toronto. Curated by Bruce Grenville for the Southern Alberta Art […]

Cicely Moon. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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DAYS & LIVES

Cecily Moon

9 February 1989 - 11 March 1989
Opening Reception 9 February 1989 8pm

East Gallery: Days and Lives This exhibition brings together two bodies of works on paper by Elora, Ontario artist Cecily Moon. All of the drawings and watercolours on exhibition have been approached with a similar focus: all form part of an investigation into how mental processes which normally evade our conscious evaluation, operate within the […]

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

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RED-BLUE WORKS

Gerard Päs

9 February 1989 - 11 March 1989
Opening Reception 9 February 1989 8pm

West Gallery: Red-Blue Works For this solo exhibition at Mercer Union, London, Ontario artist Gerard Päs draws on both his early childhood experiences of being handicapped and his interest in the early 20th century art movements – De Stijl, Neo-Plasticism, Suprematism and Constructivism. Disassembling and transforming the familiar ambulatory aids, crutches and wheelchairs, he creates […]

Nancy Kembry. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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NANCY KEMBRY: RECENT PAINTINGS

Nancy Kembry

5 January 1989 - 4 February 1989
Opening Reception 5 January 1989 8pm

East Gallery: Nancy Kembry: Recent Painting Opening Thursday January 5 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents recent still life paintings by Toronto artist Nancy Kembry. Although Kembry has exhibited in Toronto since 1982, this exhibition at Mercer Union represents the artist’s first major solo exhibition. Kembry’s still life paintings […]

Josh Gerber. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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INHERITANCE

Josh Garber

5 January 1989 - 4 February 1989
Opening Reception 5 January 1989 8pm

West Gallery: Inheritance Opening Thursday January 5 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents a multi-media installation by Josh Garber, an emerging artist who has recently settled in Toronto. This exhibition at Mercer Union will offer local audiences an introduction to this young artist’s work. For this exhibition, Garber is […]