CURRENT EXHIBITION

SPACE: Laurie Kang | Mother Always Has a Mother: Wheat

30 September 2022 - 26 January 2023
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Laurie Kang for its 2022–23 season for a yearlong series titled, Mother Always Has a Mother. Known for her sprawling installations and distinctive material repertoire, Kang’s practice is a dialogue with entropy. Elegantly disordered and richly layered, her site-sensitive works explore the relational bonds between time, personal […]

PAST EXHIBITION

fORUM: Resonance and Transmission

17 September 2022 - 19 November 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Resonance and Transmission is a multi-part events program informed by Aimée Zito Lema’s embodied entanglements with archival materials. Exploring cultural and artistic responses to recorded histories, practices of appropriation, and corporeal memory, the series asks: What does it mean to resonate with a movement, an artist or an event? What does resonance mean and what […]

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Aimée Zito Lema: Scryer in the Archive

17 September 2022 - 26 November 2022
Opening Reception 16 September 2022 7pm

Throughout her practice, artist Aimée Zito Lema has engaged with questions of social memory and the body as an agent of resistance. Her exhibition at Mercer Union takes up these interests in relation to personal and collective photographic histories, with a particular meditation on how the diasporic experience complicates such categorical boundaries.   Moments of protest […]

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Evidence

Brian Belott, Petrit Halilaj, Ulrike Müller, Oscar Murillo, and Alanis Obomsawin

Curated by Amy Zion

24 June 2022 - 20 August 2022
Opening Reception 23 June 2022 7pm

This exhibition contains artworks that deal with themes, images and stories that some viewers may find distressing, including children’s experiences of residential schools, war, and the aftermath of conflict. An Exhibition Viewing Guide will be available in the gallery with more information; a digital version is available here.   Evidence is a group exhibition featuring […]

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SPACE: Shellie Zhang | A day passes like a year: Ode to Summer

21 June 2022 - 17 September 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Shellie Zhang for its 2021–22 season for a yearlong series titled, A day passes like a year. Known for her highly composed still life works that assemble objects of pop iconography, cultural construction, and diasporic memory, Zhang’s photographs offer vibrant gestures of reclamation, humor, and dissidence. In […]

PAST EXHIBITION

SPACE: Shellie Zhang | A day passes like a year: Ode to Spring

21 March 2022 - 20 June 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Shellie Zhang for its 2021–22 season for a yearlong series titled, A day passes like a year. Known for her highly composed still life works that assemble objects of pop iconography, cultural construction, and diasporic memory, Zhang’s photographs offer vibrant gestures of reclamation, humor, and dissidence. In […]

PAST EXHIBITION

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel

26 March 2022 - 4 June 2022
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

45th Parallel focuses on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House—a unique municipal site between the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States. Constructed in 1904 under the patronage of the local Haskell family, this building was deliberately designed to straddle the frontier between Canada and the US as a symbolic act of unity in the […]