PAST EXHIBITION

Happy Holidays

21 December 2006 - 10 January 2007
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Please note that Mercer Union is closed to the public until January 12th, when we are opening two new exhibitions, by Kate Terry (London, UK) and Diane Morin (Montreal, Canada). Our office is closed as of the 23rd of December and reopens January 2nd.

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2008: MERCER UNION ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION AND SALE

5 December 2006 - 14 December 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

“2008” is Mercer Union’s annual member show – a ten-day exhibition of drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, multiples, and other media, by members of Mercer Union. Artists include Arnaug Maggs, Gwen MacGregor, Germaine Koh, Lee Ranaldo, Robyn Collier, Micah Lexier, Tania Kitchell, Dean Baldwin, Instant Coffee, Derek Sullivan, Fastwurms, Monica Tap, John Massey, Lewis Nicolson, Kristan […]

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Michael Snow in Concert/Jonathan Monk in Person

7 November 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Jonathan Monk in Conversation and Michael Snow in Concert November 7, 6:30 pm, Drake Underground, $7 or $5 in adv A Co-production with Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, the Drake Hotel and Mercer Union As auxillary programming to Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, the Drake Hotel and Mercer Union are proud to present an evening […]

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JEREMY DELLER: A RETROSPECTIVE AT TWO SITES

Jeremy Deller

13 October 2006 - 25 November 2006
Opening Reception 13 October 2006 8pm

Jeremy Deller is an anthropologist of the ordinary, a field recorder of the overlooked, and a folklorist of the popular. This first retrospective of the Turner Prize winning British artist in North America that draws together all the dimensions of Deller’s varied work. Split between two sites, the exhibition runs from October 4 — December […]

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Nuit Blanche: Mercer Union open all night and a new project by Tim Hecker

30 September 2006 - 1 October 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

As part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Mercer Union will remain open from 7pm Saturday September 30th until 7am October 1st. Join us for a drink and check out the exhibitions by Michelle Allard and Maider Fortune. Also, internationally renowned Sound Artist Tim Hecker will create an immersive sound environment using the tree across the street […]

Maïder Fortuné. Everything Is Going To Be Alright. video still. 2003

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EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

Maïder Fortuné

31 August 2006 - 7 October 2006
Opening Reception 31 August 2006 8pm

Back Gallery: Everything is Going to be All Right “Everything is Going to be All Right” reveals Maïder Fortuné’s (Paris, France) double passion, her double practice of media arts and performance. Producing such a piece requires both the ability to feel and understand the sensation of a body moving or still, as well as the […]

Michelle Allard. Installation View. Front Gallery.

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FLOURISH

Michelle Allard

31 August 2006 - 7 October 2006
Opening Reception 18 December 2012 8pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions on Thursday August 31st, 2006, at 8pm. Front Gallery: Flourish “With reams of fluorescent office paper, glue sticks and expended fluorescent light tubes, Allard creates her work by shaping the sheets of paper around the tubes and then installing the resulting forms upright […]

Nobuyuki Takahashi. Installation View. Back Gallery.

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VOICE OF THINGS

Nobuyuki Takahashi

2 June 2006 - 8 July 2006
Opening Reception 2 June 2006 8pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce two new solo exhibitions opening this Friday, June 2nd. Artist’s Talk: Clive Murphy, Friday, June 2, at 7:30pm Back Gallery: Voice of Things Nobuyuki Takahashi, from Nagoya, Japan, presents Voice of Things– an installation in Mercer Union’s back gallery of over 200 household products, including bottled drinks, cleaning liquid, […]

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PNEUTOPIA

Clive Murphy

2 June 2006 - 8 July 2006
Opening Reception 2 June 2006 8pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce two new solo exhibitions opening this Friday, June 2nd. Front Gallery: Pneutopia Artist’s Talk: Clive Murphy, Friday, June 2, at 7:30pm Artist-in-residence Clive Murphy presents Pneutopia, a fully functioning, hand-made, inflatable Bouncy Castle (or Moonwalk). “The possibility remains that Murphy’s Pneutopia, like many of its inflatable architecture ancestors, may, […]

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Test Reading Series:
Brian Joseph Davis and Margaret Christakos

Curated by Mark Truscott

26 April 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Curated by Mark Truscott Wednesday, April 26, 7:30PM, at Mercer Union Admission: PWYC ($5 recommended, all of which benefits the readers) Each monthly installment of Test features two poets, each of whom reads for 30 to 40 minutes. The readings are followed by a brief question and answer period. Margaret Christakos lives in Toronto. Her […]

Brian Joseph Davis. Installation View. Back Gallery.

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YESTERDUH

Brian Joseph Davis

13 April 2006 - 20 May 2006
Opening Reception 13 April 2006 8pm

Back Gallery: Yesterduh (A Co-Presentation with Images Festival) Over the course of the exhibition Brian Joseph Davis is inviting the public to come into the back gallery space to record in a vocal booth their styling of the song “Yesterday” from memory, in one take, and with no practice. You will have a headset with […]

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THE EVENING CANOPY AND THE SUNSET HOUR

Karen Azoulay

13 April 2006 - 20 May 2006
Opening Reception 13 April 2006 8pm

Front Gallery: The Evening Canopy and the Sunset Hour Karen Azoulay constructs a grotto in the gallery, complete with shells, cascades of water, and, at least occasionally, a live tutelary spirit. These traditional trappings of the grotto, however, lie on the outside walls of her fabricated cave. Stepping in through the portal, one enters a […]

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Platform: Test Reading SeriesJay MillAr and Rachel Zolf

29 March 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Test Reading Series: Jay MillAr and Rachel Zolf Curated by Mark Truscott Wednesday, March 29th, 7:30PM, at Mercer Union Admission: PWYC ($5 recommended, all of which benefits the readers) Each monthly installment of Test features two poets, each of whom reads for 30-40 minutes. The readings are followed by a brief question and answer period. […]

Kelly Mark. I called Shotgun Infinity When I Was Twelve. Installation View. Back Gallery.

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INFINITY ETC

Kelly Mark, Germaine Koh, Daniel Olson, Micah Lexier, Martin Creed, Lee Ranaldo, Jonathan Monk and Claude Closky.

Curated by Dave Dyment

24 February 2006 - 1 April 2006
Opening Reception 24 February 2006 6pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce the opening of a new group exhibition, “Infinity, Etc.”. Performance: Awesome, Friday, February 24, 10PM “Infinity, Etc.” brings together the work of seven artists whose work deals with time, feedback loops, closed circuits, numbers, randomness and the infinite. Four of Toronto’s most consistently engaging conceptualists – Kelly Mark, Germaine […]

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Mercer Loving: Halcyon Days: Mercer Members’ Exhibition

8 February 2006 - 11 February 2006
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Members’ Exhibition February 8-11th, 2006 Closing Reception and Sale: Saturday, February 11, 2006, 8pm Hosted by Misha Glouberman Mercer Loving: Halcyon Days What if we are, at this very moment, in the midst of those blissful halcyon days? What if this is in fact the peaceful, happy golden era that we will look back […]

Conor Kelly. Plainsong. Video still.

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PLAINSONG

Conor Kelly

6 January 2006 - 4 February 2006
Opening Reception 6 January 2006 6pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce two new exhibitions – Leah Garnett’s Greater Than Smaller Than and Conor Kelly’s Plainsong. Artist Talk: Conor Kelly: Friday, January 6, 2006 7:30pm Back Gallery: Plainsong Conor Kelly’s Plainsong is a five channel video installation that is “an irreverent, infectious hymn to the mundane and the temporal” (Art Forum, […]

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GREATER THAN, SMALLER THAN

Leah Garnett

6 January 2006 - 4 February 2006
Opening Reception 6 January 2006 6pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce two new exhibitions – Leah Garnett’s Greater Than Smaller Than and Conor Kelly’s Plainsong. Artist Talk: Conor Kelly: Friday, January 6, 2006 7:30pm Front Gallery: Greater than Smaller than Leah Garnett‘s practice explores interests in architecture, landscape, and cosmology, consistently questioning scale, physical phenomena, illusion, and logic. Her work […]