Jennie White. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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JENNIE WHITE

Jennie White

14 November 1991 - 14 December 1991
Opening Reception 14 November 1991 8pm

East Gallery: Jennie White Jennie White’s paintings of a deforested landscape endeavor to effect language, to be sensual objects articulating emotions and thoughs. Yet there is no hand-wringing angst to these panoramas, rather a sort of sly stillness, or a stubborn patience that may or may not be justified. By merging elemental images with intensely […]

Michel Archambault. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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MICHEL ARCHAMBAULT

Michel Archambault

14 November 1991 - 14 December 1991
Opening Reception 14 November 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Michel Archambault Archambault’s unexpected use of familiar materials such as upholstery vinyl contributes to the evocation of abstract, minimal concepts without obvious connection, identification, or identity. Archambault’s ironic inhabitation of these Minimalist tropes implies a consideration of materiality, presence and calls into question the hierarchy of values that the viewer brings to the […]

Carel Moiseiwitsch. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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BORDER CROSSINGS

Carel Moiseiwitsch

10 October 1991 - 9 November 1991
Opening Reception 10 October 1991 8pm

East Gallery: Border Crossings Border Crossings is a bold new series of large scale drawings by Vancouver artist Carel Moiseiwitsch. Each of the grand black, white, and single tone triptychs represents a life threshold as well as a transition point — illegal or legitimate — a political or conceptual boundary, a zone where human rights […]

Toby MacLennon. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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IRIMI – AM I GONNA DIE?

Toby MacLennan

10 October 1991 - 9 November 1991
Opening Reception 10 October 1991 8pm

West Gallery: “IRIMI – Am I Gonna Die?” IRIMI “Am I gonna die”, is a new installation by Toby MacLennan. Drawing upon experiences arising from encounters with illness and death, MacLennan boldly and poetically conflates the feelings of loss and longing to nurture personal growth through self-awareness. Originally from the United States, Toby MacLennan now […]

Janice Gurney/Kim Maltman. Harlow and the Technology of Love. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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UNION LANGUAGE

Therése Bolliger/Colette Whiten, Robert Flack/Christian Morrison, Oliver Girling/Roland Jean, Ian Carr-Harris/Patricia Homonyo, Richard Banks/Tom Dean, Janice Gurney/Kim Maltman

Curated by Ihor Holubizky and Regan Morris

5 September 1991 - 5 October 1991
Opening Reception 5 September 1991 8pm

East and West Galleries: Union Language Mercer Union a centre for contemporary art is pleased to present, Union Language, an exhibition of collaborative works by a select group of Toronto artists. Union Language will include works by artists involved in contemporary design, architecture and visual art. Curator Ihor Holublzky and visual artist Regan Morris have […]

Alina Martiros. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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POSTERITY – PINK FOR A GIRL

Alina Martiros

4 July 1991 - 3 September 1991
Opening Reception 4 July 1991 8pm

East Gallery: MEDIA RELEASE Mercer Union A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Toronto artist Alina Martiros. This first solo exhibition by Alina Martiros will present recent figurative paintings and sculpture. Martiros works largely within the formal concerns of eastern European iconography and traditional Western oil painting. […]

Kartz Ucci. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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RESIDUE

Kartz Ucci

4 July 1991 - 3 August 1991
Opening Reception 4 July 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Residue Mercer Union A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of an installation by Toronto artist Kartz Ucci. Kartz Ucci’s installations deal with the experience of being Italian-Canadian, of maintaining two identities, two cultures and two languages in a predominantly anglo environment. Ucci explores practices that […]

Martin Pearce. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MARTIN PEARCE

Martin Pearce

30 May 1991 - 29 June 1991
Opening Reception 30 May 1991 8pm

East Gallery: Martin Pearce Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent drawings and paintings by Toronto artist Martin Pearce. Pearce subtly layers images appropriated from such diverse sources as Venetian motifs and Chinese decoration. Pearce scrubs and scrapes the surfaces of his painting, forcing the original imagery to […]

From left to right: Helen Chadwick. Viral Landscape No. 4., Viral Landscape No. 3., Viral Landscape No. 2., and Viral Landscape No. 1. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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VIRAL LANDSCAPES

Helen Chadwick

30 May 1991 - 24 June 1991
Opening Reception 30 May 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Viral Landscapes Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present an exhibition of a photo based series by British artist Helen Chadwick entitled Viral Landscapes. This is Chadwick’s first solo exhibition in Toronto. The series consists of five large scale photographic montages, each 4′ high and 10′ long, displayed as a […]

Annette Messager. Peche. Installation view. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MAKING UP STORIES/FAIRE DES HISTOIRES

Annette Messager

18 April 1991 - 25 May 1991
Opening Reception 18 April 1991 6pm

East and West Galleries: Making up stories/Faire des histoires Mercer Union and Cold City Gallery, centres for contemporary art, collaboratively present a survey exhibition of Annette Messager’s work from 1972 to present. Annette Messager is an international artist whose work, history, methodology and concerns are pertinent to Canadian art and artists. Messager’s ironic humour unrelentingly […]

Trevor Dawkins. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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CREATIVE DEVIGNS

Trevor Dawkins

14 March 1991 - 13 April 1991
Opening Reception 14 March 1991 8pm

East Gallery: Creative Devigns Rastafarian Trevor Dawkins’ vibrant, mandela-like tempera paintings incorporate praise for JAH and encouragement for humankind. Each vivid geometric design is an inspired mediation on the truth that joins a centre, through line and colour, to a higher source. Trevor Dawkins is a member of Kitchen Jahm, a multi-media artists’ collective. He […]

Perry Bard. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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SHELTER

Perry Bard

14 March 1991 - 13 April 1991
Opening Reception 14 March 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Shelter Artist talk Wednesday March 13, 8 pm New York artist Perry Bard combines eloquent use of materials with passionate concern for the plight of New York’s homeless. Her powerful sculptures and installations address a society that ignores and condemns its disenfranchised. Bard combines contemporary media (bronze, plexiglass, slide projections) with concrete blocks, […]

Mike MacDonald. Installation view. East Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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THE SEVEN SISTERS

Mike MacDonald

7 February 1991 - 9 March 1991
Opening Reception 7 February 1991 8pm

East Gallery: The Seven Sisters Seven Sisters is a multi-screen video installation aligning video monitors to replicate the contour of the Seven Sisters mountains of British Columbia. The visual footage documents the grandeur of the landscape and the tragic impact of clear cut logging on the region. The sound track of drums and healing songs […]

Stephen Yeates. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum

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STEPHEN YEATES

Stephen Yeates

7 February 1991 - 9 March 1991
Opening Reception 7 February 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Stephen Yeates Stephen Yeates’ assemblages of Victorian Christian artifacts are haunting reminders of the missionary mind that measured, parcelled and sold the natural world. Yeates meticulously integrates his materials until they re-emerge as exquisite individual objects, each lost in its own gothic purgatory. His works comprise a poetic treatise on Death, Time, Memory, […]

Shonagh Adelman. Installation view. East gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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LARGER THAN LIFE

Shonagh Adelman

3 January 1991 - 2 February 1991
Opening Reception 3 January 1991 8pm

East Gallery: Larger Than Life The women in Shonagh Adelman’s larger than life portraits are more than the labels given them: “femme,” “smart,” “special,” “fatale.” They may be frozen-like figures in a wax museum forced to adopt the limited roles of characters in a B movie, but their sheer visual presence belies the definitions ascribed […]

Diane Gagne. Installation view. West Gallery. Photo: Peter MacCallum.

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MONSTERCHICK

Diane Gagné

3 January 1991 - 2 February 1991
Opening Reception 3 January 1991 8pm

West Gallery: Monsterchick Diane Gagné combines terms we take for granted–“sister,” for example– with everyday names for body parts to coin new terms of address such as “sisterhead.” For this installation, Gagne has constructed a curved wall ten by sixty feet in which the image of one of these idiomatic words occupies fifty running feet. […]