26 April 2012 7pm
Free and guaranteed to Sustaining Members on RSVP.
Refreshments will be served.
Join in this exclusive opportunity for Mercer Union Sustaining Members to meet over drinks with artists Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich.
Ian Carr-Harris is an artist based in Toronto whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971. Exhibitions include the Paris Biennale (1975), the Venice Biennale (1984), Documenta (1987), the Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery (1989), the Sydney Biennale (1990), the Montreal Biennale (1998) and Threshold at The Power Plant, Toronto (1998). He has been Director of Library Services and Chair of the Experimental Arts & the Sculpture/Installation programs, as well as Acting Chair of the Criticism and Curatorial program at OCADU, where he continues to teach full time as an instructor in studio and theory. Carr-Harris’s active publication schedule includes the writing of reviews and articles as well as catalogue essays. He was a founding board member of A Space (1971) and The Power Plant (1987), and has served on boards at Harbourfront and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto.
Yvonne Lammerich has exhibited in Canada and Europe since the 1980s, including peinture peinture, Montreal (1997, 1999), Le Musée de Quebec (1998), and the Québec International Biennale, 2000. Since moving to Toronto she has contributed a major installation, Island, to the Nature in the Garage Project, Toronto (2006) and mounted a solo exhibition, Belief, at Diaz Contemporary in 2008. Also in 2008 she was invited as one of three artists to participate in Correspondence / Common Ground at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery as well as exhibiting Abitation 1608-2008 at the Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge. In 2010 she co-produced (with Ian Carr-Harris) the project Copy This to the exhibition Art School Dismissed, Toronto. In 2011 she initiated the TMCA project (Toronto Museum of Contemporary Art – a hybrid virtual Museum) through the exhibition It takes everyone to know no one at the Barnicke Gallery (2011). Upcoming in June, 2012, is the Ideal House Project, School of Architecture, Cambridge Art Gallery/University of Waterloo. Over her career she has curated several exhibitions and written for Parachute, Canadian Art, and Contemporary Magazine, London UK. She participated in the Banff residency “The Future of Idea Art” in 2006, and in 2010/11 she taught at Zayed University in Dubai. Her work is represented in a number of private and public collections, and articulates the simultaneity of experiencing the body’s response as we navigate both real and projected space.