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COLOUR ZONE

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Curated by Petra Watson

6 December 2001 - 26 January 2002
Opening Reception 6 December 2001 7pm

Front and Back Galleries: Colour Zone Plug In ICA, Travelling Exhibition “Colour Zone presents an inquiry into the limits and myths of modernist painting and aesthetic ‘primitivism’. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s figurative and abstract paintings, and etchings construct a modern/’primitive’ encounter, that is as much a means of inscribing a new aesthetic concept of form and […]

Gerhard Treml. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography by Brian Piitz.

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THE ATTIC OF MY ROOM

Gerhard Treml

25 October 2001 - 1 December 2001
Opening Reception 25 October 2001 8pm

Back Gallery: The Attic of my Room Gerhard Treml’s dissatisfaction with his one room apartment in Vienna has metamorphosed into The Attic of My Room, a work that explores the potential events that might occur in this hypothetical architectural addition. Corn fields, saw mills and parking lots play host to just a few of the […]

Sean Foley. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Brian Piitz.

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THE SOUND OF MY LIFE AS INFERRED BY THE GOMCO OVERFLOW VALVE

Sean Foley

25 October 2001 - 1 December 2001
Opening Reception 25 October 2001 8pm

Platform: The Sound of My Life on Earth as Inferred by the Gomco Overflow Valve Using a Gomco Overflow Valve, Sean Foley evaluates the elements of juxtaposition and transformation of sound. Blending an extensive variety of source material, Foley illustrates the randomness and coincidence of daily activities.

Jennifer Murphy and Chris Rogers. Installation View. Front Gallery. Photography by Brian Piitz.

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THE GREAT SYNTAX MONUMENT

Jennifer Murphy and Chris Rogers

25 October 2001 - 1 December 2001
Opening Reception 25 October 2001 8pm

Front Gallery: The Great Syntax Monument Jennifer Murphy and Chris Rogers create a new high/low dynamic through their investigation of the correspondences between popular culture, art and iconic symbols. From fashion magazines to rock album covers to nature shows to artworks of the 70s, this collaborative duo incorporates imagery from a variety of sources with […]

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ARTIST MAIL PROJECT

Kenn Sakurai and Dave O'Regan

1 October 2001 - 1 January 2002
Opening Reception 1 October 2001 8pm

Platform: Artist Mail Project Mercer Union commissioned artists Dave O’Regan and Kenn Sakurai to produce an edition of three small works that will have been mailed out with our last three brochures ending this month, and available to members only.  

Julie Andreyev. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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TV DISASTERS

Julie Andreyev

13 September 2001 - 20 October 2001
Opening Reception 13 September 2001 8pm

Platform: TV Disasters Julie Andreyev questions the construction of media and television images of natural and man-made ‘disasters’, relating their depiction to popular movies by emphasizing a regard for aesthetic form and entertainment. Performance by Mindy Van Miller Coke-dump, 9pm Thursday Sept. 13, 2001

Betsy Coulter and Christy Thompson. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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TOGGLE WAND

Betsy Coulter & Christy Thompson

13 September 2001 - 20 October 2001
Opening Reception 13 September 2001 8pm

Back Gallery: Toggle Wand Toggle Wand is a collaborative installation which re-examines everyday objects to create an environment unto itself. From a decoy deer to cast foam pustules, Coulter and Thompson collectively point towards a hybridized situation which is entirely familiar and foreign at the same time. The process of organizing a collection of altered […]

Mindy Yan Miller. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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DROP OUT

Mindy Yan Miller

13 September 2001 - 20 October 2001
Opening Reception 13 September 2001 8pm

Front Gallery: drop out Constructed entirely out of coke cans, drop out, evokes 60’s counter-culture, its re-emergence and its complex relationship to capitalism, drawing on Miller’s interest in historically ‘progressive’ but failed ideologies and issues revolving around loss and community. “drop out, and its related coke-dump, sets up this transformation in the form of a […]

Karen Azoulay. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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DEEP, DEEP UNDER THE SEA

Karen Azoulay

21 June 2001 - 28 July 2001
Opening Reception 21 June 2001 8pm

Platform: Deep, deep under the sea My work features a fascination with theatre sets as fantastical locations. Inspired by flat theatre props from the turn of the century, this genre of scenic painting is pared down to the simplistic exoticism of the iconic wave. Clues of their wacky origins litter the narrative landscapes and raise […]

Shinobu Akimoto. Installation view. Back Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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IKEA LIVING PROJECT SERIES, 1999-2001

Shinobu Akimoto

21 June 2001 - 28 July 2001
Opening Reception 21 June 2001 8pm

Back Gallery: IKEA Living Project Series, 1999-2001. IKEA Living Project Series started with Shinobu Akimoto‘s do-it-yourself construction of small furniture based on IKEA designs selected from IKEA catalogues. The artist has also purchased furniture and products from IKEA, and altered them or simply integrated them with her handmade furniture. The configuration of the installation of […]

Sheila Moss. Nebula (Scientist Flowers). Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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POIESIS

Marianne Lovink & Sheila Moss

21 June 2001 - 28 July 2001
Opening Reception 21 June 2001 8pm

Front Gallery: Poiesis “Lovink’s images look much like a landscape in which the earth itself has been dissected to show us where the roots of plants proceed downward, culminating in sacs. Lovink “draws” a three-dimensional image by hanging sculpted, steel rods in front of an aluminum frame; the shadows cast by the steel rods draw […]

Yoshua Okon. Parking Lotus. Installation view. Photographs by Simon Glass.

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CITY OF FICTIONS

Gustavo Artigas, Roberto de la Torre, Yoshua Okon, Katya Brailovsky, Ximena Cuevas and Israel Mora

Curated by Gwen MacGregor

10 May 2001 - 16 June 2001
Opening Reception 10 May 2001 8pm

Front & Back Gallery: City of Fictions Lecture: Katya Brailovsky, Yoshua Okon, Roberto de la Torre, 7 pm Performances: Thursday May 10, 7-10pm, Gustavo Artigas Saturday May 12, 2pm, Israel Mora, Roberto de la Torre Six artists from Mexico City presenting a variety of work in performance, site specific installation, video and photography in the […]

Dallas Wehrle. Installation view. Platform. Photography by Simon Glass.

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PEEP-SHOW

Dallas Wehrle

29 March 2001 - 4 May 2001
Opening Reception 29 March 2001 8pm

Platform: peep-show Dear D, I barely remember what happened and who started it. Frankie apologized the next day, so don’t worry about it. It was a great party, man. I pissed inside a bank machine on the way home, and then when I got home I stripped naked in the front hallway and went upstairs […]

Lynne Marsh. Venus...I see blue. Installation view. Photography by Simon Glass.

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LANDESCAPE

Hanna Haska, Jennifer Marman, Lynne Marsh

29 March 2001 - 5 May 2001
Opening Reception 29 March 2001 8pm

Front & Back Galleries: Landescape A pictorial landscape by definition is finite. Cropped, charted, and isolated from a larger spatial expanse, it proposes a singular viewpoint. The specificity of this isolated terrain determines it as a ‘site’ designated for a particular activity, structure, or situation. landescape brings together a group of artists who each represent […]

David Abecassisi. Installation view. Peephole. Photography by Simon Glass.

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RING PILE

David Abecassis

15 February 2001 - 24 March 2001
Opening Reception 15 February 2001 8pm

David Abecassis The Peephole: Ring Pile This work is a celebration of life through light. It is an inquiry of light as energy, meant to give viewers a tingle. The bottom of each ring opens up like a plastic toy you may find as a prize in a bag of children’s candy. These rings are […]

Suzanne Nacha. Installation view.  Back Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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MINED SITES

Suzanne Nacha

15 February 2001 - 24 March 2001
Opening Reception 15 February 2001 8pm

Back Gallery: Mined Sites Mining the surface (and more) Suzanne Nacha told me that she sees mining as a metaphor for painting. Interesting that it isn’t the other way around. In producing this series of minescapes, Nacha uses the language of painting to address issues of excavation and industrialized signs of human life based on […]

Jack Jeffrey. Installation view. Front Gallery. Photography by Simon Glass.

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JACK JEFFREY: RECENT WORKS

Jack Jeffrey

15 February 2001 - 24 March 2001
Opening Reception 15 February 2001 8pm

Front Gallery: Jack Jeffrey: Recent Works Spaced Out: Jack Jeffrey’s Sculptures Over the past ten years, Jack Jeffrey has created a broad inventory of effective systems of demarcating personal, social and bureaucratic space. As part of the exhibition at Mercer Union, a number of Jeffrey’s sculptures based on this rich archive are ‘spaced out’ to […]

MERCER UNION: A LOVE STORY

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Mercer Union: A Love Story, February 10, 2001

8 February 2001 - 10 February 2001
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Dear Artist or Art Lover, “Where do I begin?”. . . the sweet refrain from the theme song for Love Story is the inspiration for our upcoming Member’s exhibition. It’s our pleasure to invite you to participate in Mercer Union: A Love Story. This fabu fete is in part a thank you to the sexy, […]