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NYE

31 December 2005 - 1 January 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

MIRROR BALL

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MIRROR BALL

Luis Jacob

4 November 2005 - 10 December 2005
Opening Reception 4 November 2005 8pm

Peephole: Mirror Ball Please join us Friday November 4th for the opening of three new exhibitions and an artist talk at Mercer Union: Luis Jacob (just voted Best Public Art by NOW magazine) Exhibition dates: November 4, 2005 – December 10, 2005 Opening reception: November 4, 2005, 8pm Toronto artist Luis Jacob, featured in Mercer […]

Candice Breitz. Soliloquy (Clint).  DVD, 1971 - 2000. Collection: Joe Friday.

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SOLILOQUY (CLINT)

Candice Breitz

4 November 2005 - 10 December 2005
Opening Reception 4 November 2005 8pm

Back Gallery: Soliloquy The work of Kristan Horton (Toronto) and Candice Breitz (Johannesburg) examines the language of pop culture and the mechanisms of the moving image. Breitz takes popular video (a Sharon Stone film, the TV show Dallas, a Madonna music video) and empties it of all narrative, distilling it into something entirely new. Horton […]

Kirstan Horton. Rolo, 2005, styrofoam, laser prints. Installation view. Front Gallery.

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ALL AT ONCE

Kirstan Horton

4 November 2005 - 10 December 2005
Opening Reception 4 November 2005 6pm

Front Gallery All at Once Kristan Horton (just voted Best Artist To Watch by NOW magazine) The work of Kristan Horton (Toronto) and Candice Breitz (Johannesburg) examines the language of pop culture and the mechanisms of the moving image. Breitz takes popular video (a Sharon Stone film, the TV show Dallas, a Madonna music video) […]

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MONKEY WORK COCONUT

Xu Zhen and Ron Terada

Curated by Natalie De Vito

16 September 2005 - 22 October 2005
Opening Reception 16 September 2005 8pm

Artist Talk: Ron Terada, Friday, 16 September, 7:30PM Canadian Art Gallery Hop: Saturday, 17 September, 3PM Reid Shier (The Power Plant) in discussion with curator Natalie De Vito. Monkey Work Coconut Using photography, video, installation and signage, Xu Zhen (Shanghai) and Ron Terada (Vancouver) draw our attention to the mostly unnoticed and dismissed trivial details […]

Chris Gillespie. Photograph taken at opening.

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ROOM OF MILES AND FEET

Chris Gillespie

23 June 2005 - 30 July 2005
Opening Reception 23 June 2005 6pm

Back Gallery: Room of Miles and Feet “[I]t’s impossible to believe that Gillespie is a dispassionate, or mad, scientist. He has created a pocket-sized world of ants traversing highways, and abandoned winter vehicles, but we sense the presence of the artist’s hand in both scenarios, crafting and marking and quietly slipping away. His painstaking documentation […]

AWP. Map of the night time mobility patterns for the greater Toronto area.

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TORONTOTROLL: NIGHT MOBILITY LABORATORY/ LABORATOIRE DES MOBILITÉS NOCTURNES

AWP (Atelier Wundershon Peplum)

Curated by Catherine Sicot

23 June 2005 - 30 July 2005
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

TORONTOTROLL, A residency project at Mercer Union in Toronto With the support of AFAA, the French Consulate of France in Toronto, Evergreen, the Drake Hotel, and Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement. www.torontotroll.ca AWP is a Paris-based agency of “territorial reconfiguration” whose practice integrates visual arts, design, music, architecture, and landscape design. The collective have […]

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ITS A BIG WHITE WORLD

Tania Kitchell

28 April 2005 - 4 June 2005
Opening Reception 28 April 2005 8pm

Back Gallery: It’s a Big White World Click here for gallery webcam (maximum 20 simultaneous viewers – if image does not load please wait and try again later) “Snow doesn’t even get born until it’s underneath the life-line of zero. Tania Kitchell lives there. She goes through the O and waits underneath until the snow […]

Ann Course. Installation view. Front Gallery.

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UNTITLED

Ann Course

28 April 2005 - 4 June 2005
Opening Reception 28 April 2005 8pm

Front Gallery: Untitled Ann Course‘s playful silk-screen prints and silicon sculptures are imbued with a sense of personal recollection and recurring motifs. Since 1993 Course has collaborated with Paul Clark to produce a series of psychologically piercing short animations. Constructed from drawings on paper that are passed under a rostrum camera with a specially mounted […]

Tania Kitchell. Image taken from webcam.

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Mercer Union presents: Tania Kitchell Live Webcam

28 April 2005 - 4 June 2005
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union presents: Tania Kitchell, It’s A Big White World Live gallery webcam http://www.mercerunion.org/tania Maximum 20 simultaneous viewers. (If image does not load please wait and try again later) Ann Course and Tania Kitchell 28 April – 4 June, 2005 Opening Reception: Thursday, 28 April, 8PM Opening Night Artist Talk by Ann Course, 7PM WHERE: […]

Matthew Suib.  Cocked. video. 33 video stills, 2003.

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COCKED

Matthew Suib

9 March 2005 - 16 April 2005
Opening Reception 9 March 2005 8pm

Back Gallery: Cocked Produced in 2003, during the lead-up to the war with Iraq, Matthew Suib’s Cocked consists of meticulously edited scenes from a dozen spaghetti westerns to create a seamless and seemingly endless ‘standoff’ between a large number of cowboys. A succession of squints, glares, deadly stares and itchy trigger fingers form a nuanced, […]

Kevin Schmidt. Young Trees. Medium format slide, 2003.

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FOG

Kevin Schmidt

9 March 2005 - 16 April 2005
Opening Reception 9 March 2005 8pm

Front Gallery: Fog Fog, 2004, is an installation of two medium format projections of dry ice fog photographed at night in the forest. With the aid of dramatic lighting and a fog machine, Schmidt highlights the artificiality of film and the tendency to augment nature to look hyper-real. Like the effects in science fiction and […]

BGL. Installation View. Front Gallery. Photography by Brian Piitz.

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BESOIN DE CROIRE/NEED TO BELIEVE

BGL

13 January 2005 - 19 February 2005
Opening Reception 13 January 2005 8pm

Front Gallery Besoin de Croire/Need to Believe “Junior lives in the city. He is 11 years old and goes to the neighbourhood school. Gilles, his father, is a computer programmer/analyst and his mother Gisèle is a telephone operator for a big company. Just like every Sunday afternoon, they go out as a family to an […]

Marianne Corless. Fur Queen II. muskrat, mink, ermine and beaver fur, 20 x 16", 2002. (Detail.)

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FUR QUEEN II

Marianne Corless

13 January 2005 - 19 February 2005
Opening Reception 13 January 2005 8pm

Back Gallery: Fur Queen II “Fur Queen II, Marianne Corless‘s deftly worked portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, presents the standard, familiar iconic image of the distinguished royal in bust-length format. Here the resemblance to traditional likenesses of the queen ends, as Corless’s offering manipulates the face of Elizabeth through the spread and nap of various […]