PAST EVENT

ALL INCLUSIVE

1 January 1970 12am

Members’ Exhibition & Sale 7-11 December 2010 Closing Party & Sale: Saturday 11 December 2010 at 5PM Mercer Union again delivers its big gift to artist members and small collectors in this year’s ALL INCLUSIVE rendition of our annual member’s show & sale – the perfect artist-run getaway from the holiday madness. Nothing but fun-in-the-sun […]

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PAST EVENT

ALL INCLUSIVE

7 December 2010 12am - 11 December 2010 12am

Mercer Union again delivers its big gift to artist members and small collectors in this year’s ALL INCLUSIVE rendition of our annual member’s show & sale – the perfect artist-run getaway from the holiday madness. Nothing but fun-in-the-sun quality works, all priced at $169.99. First-come, first-served sale begins at 5 PM, Saturday 11 December. The […]

Krista Buecking. "All that is solid melts into air."

PAST EXHIBITION

THE WEIGHT OF THE OCEAN

Krista Buecking

29 October 2010 - 4 December 2010
Opening Reception 29 October 2010 8pm

The Weight of the Ocean Starting from an interest in history as a site of continuous formation, erosion and fossilization, Buecking’s work often explores the physical and metaphorical iterations of geology and the effects of time. For this exhibition she presents a series that traces a specific understanding the artist has of the phrase “all […]

Kara Uzelman, If you receive this, you will soon bask in glory, 2010. Detail. Photo: Kara Uzelman.

PAST EXHIBITION

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS, YOU WILL SOON BASK IN GLORY

Kara Uzelman

29 October 2010 - 4 December 2010
Opening Reception 29 October 2010 12am

Kara Uzelman has evolved a form of sculptural installation driven by a strong research-based inclination and fondness for narrative. Her new body of work relates to research she completed in a recent residency in Marseille, France, regarding the Chappe semaphore tower, a system of optical communication that was developed in France during the French revolution. […]

PAST EVENT

OMG SWAP 2

22 September 2010 12am

OMG SWAP 2 Sunday 10 October, 12-6 PM The original enormous swap project !!!OMG SWAP!!! is coming back this fall just in time for Halloween. Looking to spice up your costume with some retro threads? Don’t miss the BEST SWAP EVER! OMG!! The leftover clothing will be donated to Sistering – a resource supporting homeless, […]

Jean-Paul Kelly. Installation View. Front Gallery.

PAST EXHIBITION

ALL RAG, NO BONE

Fennel Plunger Corporation

(Jean-Paul Kelly, Steve Reinke, Anne Walk)

10 September 2010 - 16 October 2010
Opening Reception 10 September 2010 8pm

Hard times, these are hard times. All rag, no bone. Fennel Plunger has everything, of course, but it would not do to rub it in people’s faces, so this exhibition is dedicated to all of you working class heroes. We say, “Keep up your good work,” and in return Fennel Plunger will continue to provide […]

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PAST EVENT

BOY by SSION

28 August 2010 12am - 12am

SATURDAY 28 AUGUST, 8PM Toronto premiere of the feature film BOY by SSION with live DJ set PWYC admission Co-presented with Pleasure Dome Combining nine separately shot but jointly conceived music videos, “BOY” is a semi-autobiographical rock-n-roll musical journey centred around the Kansas City music and performance group SSION. This tale of a small town […]

PAST EXHIBITION

RG-RG ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH WILL HUFFMAN AND LISA WÖHRLE

20 July 2010
Opening Reception 20 July 2010 12am

Please join us at Mercer Union on Tuesday July 20th 2010 at 7PM for an informal roundtable discussion with the Toronto Arts Council’s associate director William Huffman and the Ontario Arts Council’s visual and media arts officer Lisa Wöhrle! Will and Lisa will be available to answer questions about grants, grant-writing, funding, application, and much […]

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #349, 1981. Ten geometric figures in black india ink on walls painted red, yellow, blue, white. First executed at Mercer Union in March 1981. Installation view of the second installation at Mercer Union in July 2010. Detail of North and East walls.

PAST EXHIBITION

SOL LEWITT: A MERCER UNION LEGACY PROJECT

Sol LeWitt

Curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

10 July 2010 - 28 August 2010
Opening Reception 10 July 2010 2pm

Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawing #349 will be exhibited to mark the culmination Mercer Union’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The work was originally installed by Sol LeWitt in our founding exhibition space on Mercer Street in 1981. The 2010 exhibition of the work pays tribute to the importance of the artist’s legacy within Mercer Union’s innovative history […]

Anthony Sansotta

PAST EVENT

SOL LEWITT: A MERCER UNION LEGACY PROJECT
OPENING & TALK BY ANTHONY SANSOTTA

10 July 2010 3pm - 12am

PUBLIC OPENING 2-5 PM ANTHONY SANSOTTA IN CONVERSATION WITH SARAH ROBAYO SHERIDAN at 3 PM Anthony Sansotta is an expert draughtsman who worked with Sol LeWitt for many years. Mercer Union has invited him to speak about Sol LeWitt’s various processes and his personal engagement with LeWitt’s legacy. Transcript of the interview  

Installation View. Exterior.

PAST EXHIBITION

CONTENT 1.0

James Carl

10 July 2010 - 16 October 2010
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s side billboard space presents a project by James Carl. The work relates to the artist’s book Content 1.0 co-published by Mercer Union and Art Metropole. Content 1.0. stakes the materially indispensable against the graphically insignificant. The black and white drawings are taken from an ongoing series of disposable product containers rendered in a […]

PAST EVENT

LEWITT PREVIEW PARTY

7 July 2010 12am - 12am

SOL LEWITT A MERCER UNION LEGACY PROJECT PRIVATE PREVIEW PARTY Wednesday 7 July, 6:30PM Tickets by donation starting at $125. On Wednesday 7 July, join us for an exclusive preview of Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #349, a special project to mark the culmination of Mercer Union’s 30th anniversary celebrations. For information on purchasing tickets for […]

PAST EVENT

Artist Talk: Erin Thurlow

29 May 2010 12am - 12am

Artist’s Talk by Erin Thurlow Saturday 29 May, 2PM Free Join us to hear Erin Thurlow discuss his current exhibition The Bermuda Triangle in relation to his current practice.

Erin Thurlow. Installation view. Front Gallery.

PAST EXHIBITION

THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE

Erin Thurlow

14 May 2010 - 19 June 2010
Opening Reception 14 May 2010 8pm

Front Gallery: The Bermuda Triangle The title of this exhibition of sculpture and photographs by Erin Thurlow alerts us to the torqued sensibility guiding the production of the work. With a close eye to the tight linguistic mechanics governing the delivery of a sharp joke, Thurlow stages his own particular triangulation of the uncanny, the […]

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PAST EXHIBITION

LOST LOOSE ENDS

Alex Hubbard

Curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

14 May 2010 - 19 June 2010
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Back Gallery: Lost Loose Ends New-York based artist Alex Hubbard makes work that combine performance, painting and video. The exhibition concentrates on two recent videos Lost Loose Ends and Weekend Pass, both based on the successive addition or subtraction of matter. The effect is that of a mobile picture plane populated by a roving orbit […]

PAST EVENT

ARTIST TALK: BRENDA GOLDSTEIN IN CONVERSATION WITH ULYSSES CASTELLANOS

3 April 2010 12am - 12am

Artist talk: Brenda Goldstein in conversation with Ulysses Castellanos Please join us Saturday 3 April at 2 PM for an afternoon talk in conjunction with the exhibition Hereafter by Brenda Goldstein. Goldstein will give an introduction to her work, followed by a discussion between herself and Ulysses Castellanos, which will draw on their parallel artistic investigations […]

David Beattie. "Drumroll"

PAST EXHIBITION

THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY

David Beattie

19 March 2010 - 1 May 2010
Opening Reception 19 March 2010 7pm

Front Gallery: The Weight of the Sky David Beattie’s sculptural works combine the use of sound, movement and physics to create unlikely alliances. For his exhibition The Weight of the Sky the artist explores notions of elementary physics to illustrate the human desire to comprehend and question what surrounds us. Incorporating an array of found […]

Brenda Goldstein. Installation view. Back Gallery.

PAST EXHIBITION

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Brenda Goldstein

19 March 2010 - 1 May 2010
Opening Reception 19 March 2010 12am

Back Gallery: Hereafter Brenda Goldstein’s 35mm film installation Hereafter is a spare portrait – a woman in blue operating gown and white mask in a starkly lit environment carries out detailed preparations over an unseen body. On first consideration, this assemblage of elements – the fluorescent lighting, the sterile furniture and the medical garb – […]

PAST EVENT

ARTIST TALK: DANIEL YOUNG AND CHRISTIAN GIROUX

6 March 2010 12am - 12am

Please join us Saturday 6 March at 2PM for a talk by Daniel Young and Christian Giroux. The talk is held on the occasion of the closing of their exhibition 50 Light Fixtures from Home Depot. Christian Giroux and Daniel Young have been making art together since 2002. They produce sculpture, public art and film […]

PAST EVENT

OMG SWAP!

21 February 2010 12am - 12am

BIGGEST CLOTHING SWAP EVER! SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY, 12-6PM $5 Suggested donation and leave with ALL YOU CAN CARRY! Haul all your gently used clothing to Mercer Union to swap and trade with other thrifty sartorialists! All unclaimed clothing donations will be passed on to Sistering so this is a doubly good cause!

PAST EVENT

Petting Zoo

21 February 2010 12am - 12am

It’s breeding season at Mercer Union… PETTING ZOO FRIDAY 12 MARCH Doors @ 8PM $5 cover / free for members! DJ PANDA, YOUNG BRAN, DJ PUPPIES ‘N’ KITTENS with inflatables, hay rolling and more farm fun…

Kristan Horton. Oracle. Installation view. Front Gallery.

PAST EXHIBITION

DAYS OF THE ECLIPSE

Gary Beydler, Kristan Horton, Marie Jager, Euan Macdonald, Will Rogan and Elizabeth Zvonar

Curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan

22 January 2010 - 6 March 2010
Opening Reception 22 January 2010 6pm

Front Gallery: Days of the Eclipse “In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone” —Christina Rossetti, 1872 Two concurrent exhibitions at Mercer Union pay tribute to the wintry theme of the waning of light. With the winter equinox now passed, the cycle reverses: we are gaining […]

Christian Giroux and Daniel Young. Installation view. Back Gallery.

PAST EXHIBITION

50 LIGHT FIXTURES FROM HOME DEPOT

Christian Giroux and Daniel Young

22 January 2010 - 6 March 2010
Opening Reception 22 January 2010 8pm

Back Gallery: 50 LIGHT FIXTURES FROM HOME DEPOT Premiere of the new 35mm film by Christian Giroux and Daniel Young “In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone” —Christina Rossetti, 1872 Two concurrent exhibitions at Mercer Union pay tribute to the wintry theme of the waning […]