Bill Burns. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

THE MUSEUM OF SAFETY GEAR FOR WILD ANIMALS

Bill Burns

9 November 1995 - 23 December 1995
Opening Reception 9 November 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: Safety Gear for Wild Animals Mercer Union is pleased to present The Museum of Safety Gear For Wild Animals, by Canadian artist Bill Burns. Burns’ previous installation Analgesia (1993), exhibited at Galerie Rochefort in Montreal, employed architectural dioramas on the theme of the pharmaceutical industry. The Museum of Safety Gear For Wild Animals […]

The Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (CEAC). Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCullum.

PAST EXHIBITION

REVIEWS 1, EXPERIMENTAL: ARTS AND IDEAS (1975 – 1980)

Suzy Lake, Joyce Weiland, Jane Wright, CEAC (the Centre for Experimental Art and Communication).

Curated by Tom Folland and Natalie Olanick

9 November 1995 - 23 December 1995
Opening Reception 9 November 1995 8pm

Reviews: A Project Room Series Experimental: Art and Ideas (1975 – 1980) Photography/Painting Toronto Artists

Peter Legris. Foyer. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

DOUBLE PLAZA

Peter Legris

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Cla

9 November 1995 - 23 December 1995
Opening Reception 9 November 1995 8pm

Foyer: One work…Double Plaza Peter Legris’ Double Plaza (1994/95) is part of a series of works which investigates relationships between painting and photography. Legris’ procedure is to attach one or two photographs to a larger masonite surface. The relative emptiness of a larger panel surrounding the intensity of a smaller photograph becomes for Legris a […]

Heidi Kumao. Kept. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

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EUAN MACDONALD & HEIDI KUMAO

Euan MacDonald and Heidi Kumao

28 September 1995 - 28 October 1995
Opening Reception 28 September 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: Euan MacDonald & Heidi Kumao Mercer Union is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Toronto artist Euan MacDonald and New York artist Heidi Kumao. Both artists employ projections as the main visual component of their current work. MacDonald projects computer animation and drawings, adapting images to specific sites. Kumao employs projections […]

Gary Kibbins. A Short History of Water Photographs supplied by the artist.

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CORPORAL ECONOMICS

Laura Kipnis

Curated by Andrew J. Paterson, Gary Kibbins and John de Stefano

28 September 1995 - 4 November 1995
Opening Reception 28 September 1995 8pm

Project Room: Corporal Economics Mercer Union is pleased to present Corporal Economics, a video exhibition curated by Andrew Paterson. Corporal Economics combines three video artists who investigate tensions surrounding economic structures and bodily functions. John Di Stefano’s Tell Me Why: The Epistemology of Disco, investigates the gay movement, and its relationship to AIDS and market […]

Faki. Foyer. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

A BALLAD TO MY LORD

Faki (Stephen Olabode Fakiyesi)

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Clark

28 September 1995 - 4 November 1995
Opening Reception 28 September 1995 8pm

Foyer: One work…A Ballad to My Lord One Work is a series of exhibitions that responds to the possibilities of MErcer Union’s new location. Individual artworks will be exhibited in the various spaces outside of the two formal galleries. These spaces include the stairwell, the windows and the foyer area. A Ballad to my Lord […]

Alexander Pills. Parralax Scopic Frame. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

NATURED

Richard Deschenes, Nicole Doucet, Alexander Pilis, Sylvie Readman, Susan Shantz

Curated by Claire Christie and Sandra Gregson

29 June 1995 - 5 August 1995
Opening Reception 29 June 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: Natured Curated by Claire Christie and Sandra Gregson, this exhibition addresses the relationship between the body and its environment, particularly to what we know as nature. Resonating throughout the works is the impulse to identify with something, to fix an identity. Rather than assuming either harmony or dichotomy, natured provokes a complex reconsideration […]

Garnet Willis. Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

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WHITE LILY PRESENTS

Garnet Willis

Curated by Jennifer McMackon and Max Streicher

29 June 1995 - 5 August 1995
Opening Reception 29 June 1995 8pm

Project Room: White Lily Presents: cluster – flux in Just and the true nature of strings White Lily Presents cluster-flux in Just and the true nature of strings, an instrument/installation by composer, musician and instrument maker Garnet Willis. The installation features the Horizontal Electronically re-Resonated Harp (HERRH), Willis’ most recent experimental creation. The HERRH is […]

Daniel Bowden & Stacey Lancaster. Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

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WHITE LILY PRESENTS: NIGHT GALLERY

Daniel Bowden and Stacey Lancaster

Curated by Jennifer McMackon and Max Streicher

25 May 1995 - 24 June 1995
Opening Reception 25 May 1995 8pm

Project Room: White Lily Presents: Night Gallery White Lily Presents Night Gallery, an experimental collaboration by Daniel Bowden and Stacey Lancaster in the Project Room at Mercer Union. Night Gallery is a media installation that explores the manifold world of the sleeper. Stacey Lancaster and Daniel Bowden use a combination on film and video images […]

Lorna Brown. Foyer. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

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ONCE REMOVED

Lorna Brown

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Clark

25 May 1995 - 24 June 1995
Opening Reception 25 May 1995 8pm

Foyer: One work…ONCE Removed One Work is a series of exhibitions that responds to the possibilities of MErcer Union’s new location. Individual artworks will be exhibited in the various spaces outside of the two formal galleries. These spaces include the stairwell, the windows and the foyer area. Lorna Brown’s work has focused on how society […]

Warren Murfitt. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum

PAST EXHIBITION

A PURPLE HAZE

Warren Murfitt

18 May 1995 - 24 June 1995
Opening Reception 18 May 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: A Purple Haze. Mercer Union is pleased to present A Purple Haze, an installation of sculptural and photographic works by Vancouver artist Warren Murfitt. The installation opens with a hanging, laminated plywood cube which partially obstructs the entrance to the gallery. Inside the gallery, a small constructed room contains a floor-to-ceiling photograph of […]

Regan Morris.  Rubys and Pearls. Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

WHITE LILY PRESENTS: LIFE BUOY

Regan Morris and Nadine Norman

Curated by Jennifer McMackon and Max Streicher

20 April 1995 - 20 May 1995
Opening Reception 20 April 1995 8pm

Project Room: White Lily Presents: Life buoy White Lily Presents Life buoy, an experimental collaboration by Regan Morris and Nadine Norman in the Project Room at Mercer Union. The elements of this installation posit an institutional shower as a confluence of personal, historical and cultural waters. By analogy, we are led to consider our multiple […]

Richard Sewell. Windows. Exterior view. Photography by Peter MacCallum

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SPACE OPERA

Richard Sewell

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Clark

20 April 1995 - 20 May 1995
Opening Reception 20 April 1995 8pm

Windows: one work… Space Opera One Work is a series of exhibitions that responds to the possibilities of Mercer Union’s new location. We will be exhibiting individual artworks in the various spaces outside of our two formal galleries. These spaces include the stairwell, the windows and the foyer area. The exhibition schedule will rotate on […]

Richard Purdy. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

UNRESTORED

Richard Purdy

6 April 1995 - 13 May 1995
Opening Reception 6 April 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: Unrestored Unrestored (1995) consists of an installation of framed oil paintings that appear to be minor eighteenth- or nineteenth-century European works 60 rely in need of conservation and repair. These contemporary works present sly anachronistic disjunctions: they are painted by Purdy in an elaborate scumble and glaze technique and treat conventional Beaux-arts subjects– […]

Michael Fernandes. Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

WHITE LILY PRESENTS: I’M A FAILURE

Michael Fernandes

Curated by Jennifer McMackon and Max Streicher

16 March 1995 - 15 April 1995
Opening Reception 16 March 1995 8pm

PROJECT ROOM: White Lily Presents: Michael Fernandes I am a failure Failure carries such a stigma. It is calling attention to oneself. Here I am, I’m a loser, everything I touch turns to nought. I’m afraid I won’t have enough savings for my old age. I’m afraid I am not physically attractive. I’m afraid I […]

Sybil Goldstein. Foyer. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

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…THERE WILL BE TIME…

Sybil Goldstein

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Clark

16 March 1995 - 15 April 1995
Opening Reception 16 March 1995 8pm

Foyer: one work…There will be time… One Work is a series of exhibitions that responds to the possibilities of MErcer Union’s new location. Individual artworks will be exhibited in the various spaces outside of the two formal galleries. These spaces include the stairwell, the windows and the foyer area. Sybil Goldstein’s large-scale painting There will […]

Mark Vatnsdal and Rob Craigie. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum

PAST EXHIBITION

DOGGY DOG WORLD

Mark Vatnsdal and Rob Craigie

23 February 1995 - 1 April 1995
Opening Reception 23 February 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: Doggy Dog World Painting / Sculpture Installation Montreal and American Artist  

Greg Hefford and Mario Scattoloni. Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

WHITE LILY PRESENTS: BLIND DATE

Greg Hefford and Mario Scattoloni

Curated by Jennifer McMackon and Max Streicher

9 February 1995 - 11 March 1995
Opening Reception 9 February 1995 8pm

PROJECT ROOM: White Lily Presents: Blind Date White Lily Presents Greg Hefford and Mario Scattoloni’s Blind Date, a collaborative installation in the Project Room at Mercer Union. Greg Hefford is a member of NetherMind. His work was recently featured as part of the Power Plant’s Naked State exhibition. Mario Scattoloni is a founding member of […]

Lee Goreas. Bathroom. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

STAMPED

Lee Goreas

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Clark

9 February 1995 - 30 April 1995
Opening Reception 9 February 1995 8pm

Bathroom: one work…Stamped One Work is a series of exhibitions that responds to the possibilities of MErcer Union’s new location. Individual artworks will be exhibited in the various spaces outside of the two formal galleries. These spaces include the stairwell, the windows and the foyer area. In Stamped (1995), Lee Goreas will “stamp” up to […]

Doug Ischar. Pass. Main Gallery. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

WAKE

Doug Ischar

12 January 1995 - 18 February 1995
Opening Reception 12 January 1995 8pm

Main Gallery: Wake Doug Ischar’s Wake is a multimedia installation that includes film projections, video, found text, photographs and objects. “In Wake, boys lead on to desires through an alluring quick turn of a head or an antagonistic two-handed gesture that barks “come only,” as the lead of a film reel is suspended in its […]

The Brown Spot Collective. Project Room. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

WHITE LILY PRESENTS BROWN SPOT COLLECTIVE (THE JOHN VEENEMA MEMORIAL EXHIBITION)

Michael Buckland, Jill Henderson, Marc Streifling, John Veenema, Shannon Wadsworth

Curated by Jennifer McMackon & Max Streicher

12 January 1995 - 4 February 1995
Opening Reception 12 January 1995 8pm

Project Room: White Lily Presents Brown Spot, an association of artists, some of whom were more recently based in Glasgow. Their project, The John Veenema Memorial Exhibition includes individual as well as collaborative works and promises candy, commerce and daily change of batteries. White Lily presents is the curatorial initiative of Jennifer McMackon and Max […]

David Blatherwick. Foyer. Installation view. Photography by Peter MacCallum.

PAST EXHIBITION

EVERYDAY

David Blatherwick

Curated by John Armstrong and Moira Clark

12 January 1995 - 4 February 1995
Opening Reception 12 January 1995 8pm

Foyer: one work…Everyday As a response to the architectural possibilities of the gallery’s new site, Mercer Union will be inaugurating One Work – exhibitions of individual artworks in various spaces outside of the two formal galleries, including the stairwell, windows and foyer. The exhibition schedule for this project will rotate on a monthly basis. For […]