Rob Waters

2 March 2007 - 7 April 2007
Opening Reception 1 March 2007 7pm

NOTE: A free shuttle bus will depart from Mercer Union at 6:45 pm to Oakville Galleries for the Monika Napier exhibition mad, mad, mad world. The bus will leave Gairloch Gardens at approximately 9:45 pm and drive passengers back to Mercer Union.

Mercer Union presents two exhibitions with new work by Monika Napier (Montreal) and Rob Waters (Toronto). Both artists use utilitarian materials to produce meticulously crafted ephemeral installations that comment on power and technology.

Back Gallery:

Man at a Computer

Please join us for a slide presentation by Monika Napier at 7pm and an informal conversation between Rob Waters and Bill Clarke at 7:30.

Robert Waters is a Toronto artist whose practice centres on drawing, collage and sculpture. Through the use of mundane materials, most notably packing tape and black magic marker, his work examines the interrelationships of technology, sexual desire and memory. The Man at a Computer continues a series of work that has been recently exhibited in London, England and Mexico City. Packing tape covers the back gallery, which the artist has cut to expose the white walls, creating “highlights” in the drawings. This painstaking process belies the striking visual simplicity of the work.

Rob Waters was born in 1974 and raised in rural Southwestern Ontario. He graduated from York University (Toronto) in 1998 with a BFA in Visual Arts. In 2005 Robert initiated his ‘Man at Computer’ installation series at at p|m gallery (Toronto) and Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico City), and in 2006 he exhibited at MOT Gallery (London, England). Robert currently lives between Toronto and Mexico City, and is represented by p|m gallery (

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Mercer Union
37 Lisgar Street
(one block SW of Queen and Dovercourt)

Mercer Union gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.