PAST EVENT

BAILOUT

9 December 2008 12am - 18 December 2008 12am

Closing party & Sale: Thursday December 18, 2008 Hosted by Misha Glouberman When there’s blood in the streets buy…art. Mercer Union does its part with a stimulus package to put the US bailout to shame. With drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and multiples all priced at $149.99, the artworks in the 2008 Annual Mercer Member’s Exhibition […]

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Artist Talk: Christof Migone

22 November 2008 12am - 12am

Please join us Saturday 22 November at 3PM to hear Christof Migone discuss his exhibition Disco Sec, on view at Mercer Union until 29 November. Christof Migone is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and writer. He co-edited the book and CD Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and his writings […]

Christof Migone. Installation view. Back Gallery.

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DISCO SEC

Christof Migone

24 October 2008 - 29 November 2008
Opening Reception 24 October 2008 7pm

Back Gallery: Disco Sec Disco Sec mixes discophilia with a synoptic obsession. A series of works using the principle of citation on a collection of recordings which is representative of the artist’s listening over the years (so it functions as a form of portraiture). A reduced record collection. An abbreviated discotheque.

Gwen MacGregor & Sandra Rechico. Floppy Map. Installation view. Front Gallery.

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MAPS IN DOUBT

Gwen MacGregor and Sandra Rechico

Curated by Dan Adler

24 October 2008 - 29 November 2008
Opening Reception 24 October 2008 8pm

Front Gallery: Maps In Doubt Gwen MacGregor and Sandra Rechico’s paths have converged at the crossroads of the new Mercer Union to present the results of their shared investigation into the recording and mapping of their movements in cities. The show Maps in Doubt is a collaborative installation that critiques widely-held cultural assumptions about the […]

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Artist Talk: Gwen MacGregor & Sandra Rechico in conversation with Dan Adler

24 October 2008 12am - 12am

Friday 24 October 7 PM Gwen MacGregor and Sandra Rechico discuss their exhibition Maps in Doubt with curator Dan Adler.

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Final Test Reading Series:BRENDA IIJIMA and ERÍN MOURE at the Toronto Free Gallery

24 September 2008
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Please join us for the final edition the final installment of the Test Reading Series, v1: BRENDA IIJIMA and ERÍN MOURE 24 September 2008 at 8PM a Test-Mercer Union-Toronto Free Gallery Co-Production at the Toronto Free Gallery 1277 Bloor Street West Free (Donations for the readers gratefully accepted) More information soon at www.testreading.org The Test […]

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KNOCK ON WOODS: A Roving International Artist Residency arrives in Toronto!

23 August 2008 12am - 12am

Closing reception and video presentation: Saturday 23 August at 8:00PM Artist talk /w Yvette Poorter & former residents to follow at 8:30PM PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING PRESENTATION OF KNOCK ON WOODS IN TORONTO IS TAKING PLACE AT THE FOLLOWING OFF-SITE ADDRESS. POTLUCK / BYOB!: 571 College Street, but guests are advised to use the […]

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NEW WAVE ON BLOOR

1 August 2008 - 7 October 2008
Opening Reception 8 October 2008 12am

New Wave, The Mercer Reopening Inaugural Gala Wednesday 8 October 2008 VIP Preview Reception 6PM–8PM Dance Party 8PM til late

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LISGAR LAST CALL

26 July 2008 12am - 12am

Mercer Union’s Summer Closing Party Saturday 26 July, 9PM til late This is your last time to get messy on Lisgar. You know all your friends will be here. Come. NO COVER CHARGE ‘n CHEAP DRINKS! FREE DREGS BAR! with DJs Nine ’til Ten Isabelle Noel Alex Wolfson Kevin Hegge

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Artists’ Talk & Closing Celebration: Anne Fauteux, Ana Teixeira, Emelie Chhangur and Mona Filip

12 July 2008
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Saturday 12 July, 6PM Artists’ Talk & Closing Celebration with Anne Fauteux, Ana Teixeira, Emelie Chhangur and Mona Filip In discussion with curators Emelie Chhangur and Mona Filip, Brazilian artist Ana Teixeira and Canadian artist Anne Fauteux will share insights into their two-month residency and collaborative exhibition Thank you, come again! / Obrigado, volte sempre! […]

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Round 9: The Art Club vs. Mercer Union

21 June 2008 12am - 12am

Saturday 21 June, 1:30PM FREE The Parkdale Art Club students will offer their thoughts and perspectives on Anne Fauteaux’s and Ana Teixeira’s exhibitions, and lend their eyes and ears to the audience. MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX PRESENTS Parkdale Public School vs. Queen West 10 Rounds In this corner we have: the Kids, 647 of them. A […]

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EVENT CANCELLED / Artist Talk: René Francisco

19 June 2008
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Please note that the Artist’s Talk with René Francisco Rodríguez scheduled for Thursday 19 June, 7:30PM has been cancelled, and will hopefully be rescheduled for the fall

Ana Teixeira & Anne Fauteux. Installation view.

PAST EXHIBITION

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN! / OBRIGADO, VOLTE SEMPRE! / MERCI, REVENEZ BIENTÔT!

Ana Teixeira & Anne Fauteux

Curated by Emelie Chhangur, Mona Filip

6 June 2008 - 12 July 2008
Opening Reception 5 June 2008 8pm

Thank you, come again! / Obrigado, volte sempre! / Merci, revenez bientôt! Thank you, come again! / Obrigado, volte sempre! / Merci, revenez bientôt! brings together Brazilian artist Ana Teixeira and Canadian artist Anne Fauteux in a two-month residency and exhibition treading on the borders between art making and everyday life. Setting up a space […]

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TECHNO DELUGE

Liz Miller

19 April 2008 - 24 May 2008
Opening Reception 19 April 2008 8pm

Front Gallery: Techno Deluge Artist Talk: Liz Miller in conversation with Bill Clarke: 7PM “Liz Miller is interested in systems – political, natural, technological and social. Her work reflects how systems are visually represented, how they interact with each other and what happens when they fail. For example, consider the tornado that transports Dorothy to […]

Justin Stephens. Installation view. Back Gallery.

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CABIN FEVER

Justin Stephens

18 April 2008 - 24 May 2008
Opening Reception 18 April 2008 8pm

Back Gallery: Cabin Fever  “Justin Stephens’ work creates an idealized parallel universe where Modern Art can be put to the service of a hick’s down-to-earth wisdom or a hippy’s bitter sensitivity and spiritual yearning, and in both cases, within a resourceful economy of recycled materials. Maybe minimalist. Potentially conceptual. But if this is Modernism, it […]

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Test Reading Series: LAYNIE BROWNE and SINA QUEYRAS

6 March 2008 12am - 12am

Please join us for the next edition of the Test Reading Series:

Meg Cranston. Every Dog in the Pound, 1999 - 2006. Photo courtesy of the artist.

PAST EXHIBITION

EVERY DOG IN THE POUND

Meg Cranston

28 February 2008 - 5 April 2008
Opening Reception 28 February 2008 8pm

Front Gallery: Every Dog in the Pound Meg Cranston is an artist, curator, writer and professor. Born in New York in 1960, she now resides in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown internationally since 1988.She received an M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts in 1986 and a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology in 1982. She […]

Adrienne Spier. Desk. Detail. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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THREE BEDROOM FLAT

Adrienne Spier

28 February 2008 - 5 April 2008
Opening Reception 28 February 2008 8pm

Three Bedroom Flat Artist Talk: Meg Cranston Adrienne Spier was born in Montreal and has lived and worked in both Montreal and Toronto. She has an MFA from Concordia University, completed the Independent Studio Program at the Toronto School of Art, and has a BA in Fine Art from University of Guelph. Her work has […]

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PINK SLIP

22 February 2008 12am - 23 February 2008 12am

INTER-OFFICE MEMO: PINK SLIP A Naughty Office Party at Mercer Union Pleasure before Business… Friday, February 22nd Doors at 9PM $5 cover before 11 PM / $7 after On Friday, February 22nd Mercer will abound with naughty secretaries, salacious CEOs, water cooler gossip, office cubicle shennanigans, and other completely inappropriate workplace behavior. DJs K-Tel & […]

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Pollinator Series: Hive Study for room and solo performer

20 February 2008 12am - 12am

Sarah Peebles Wednesday February 20th, 2008, 9pm Pollinator Series: Hive Study for room and solo performer is a quasi-improvisational, quasi-chance performance piece/installation transforming the Mercer Union gallery space into a sonic honey bee hive featuring sounds of masses of bees recorded inside glass jugs and hives, cicada, and airplanes. Using material initially recorded over several […]

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Test Reading Series: Susan Holbrook and Camille Martin

14 February 2008 12am

Test Reading Series February 15, 2008 at 8pm Please join us on Friday February 15th at 8pm for the TEST READING Series featuring Susan Holbrook and Camille Martin. Biography Susan Holbrook teaches North American literatures and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor. She has just co-edited The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: […]

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Apocalypse – Now what? Art After Political Trauma

31 January 2008
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union and the Koffler Gallery of the Koffler Centre of the Arts present Apocalypse – Now what? Art After Political Trauma Panel discussion organized in conjunction with the exhibitions Living Units and New World Thursday, January 31, 2008, 6:30 pm Mercer Union, 37 Lisgar Street Apocalypse – Now what?will discuss contemporary art and architecture […]

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Test Reading Series

23 January 2008 12am - 12am

Please join us on Wednesday January 23rd at 8pm for the TEST READING Series featuring Phil Hall and Michael Maranda. PHIL HALL was born in 1953 and raised on farms in the Kawarthas region of Ontario. He attended the University of Windsor in the 70s, where he received an MA in English and Creative Writing. […]

Beth Howe. "Lot A, 36" x 64.5." cotton rag paper and cotton poly thread, 2007.

PAST EXHIBITION

ENVIRONS

Beth Howe

11 January 2008 - 16 February 2008
Opening Reception 11 January 2008 8pm

Back Gallery: Environs Panel Discussion: January 31, 2008, 6:30 pm In Environs Beth Howe presents large-scale landscape drawings depicting the areas a kilometer north, east, south, and west of the gallery. These site-specific drawings are stitched with thread into paper, and presented as scrolls, referencing the artist’s parallel practice as a producer of book works. […]

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PAST EXHIBITION

LIVING UNITS

Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor

11 January 2008 - 16 February 2008
Opening Reception 11 January 2008 8pm

Front Gallery: Living Units  Panel Discussion: January 31, 2008, 6:30 pm Living Units comprises a multi-media installation and photographic works by Romanian artists Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, presented for the first time in Canada. Vatamanu and Tudor’s practice explores the visual, emotional and political aspects of architecture, its relationship to socio-political memory and subjective […]