Diane Morin

12 January 2007 - 17 February 2007
Opening Reception 12 January 2007 8pm

Mercer Union is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions, and the return of the Peephole project space.

Artist talks by Kate Terry and Diane Morin: 7:30

Back Gallery:


By placing explosive powder inside hollow and translucent household objects, Diane Morin orchestrates a series of tiny explosions. Not powerful enough to destroy the objects, the explosions illuminate the objects, however briefly. The resulting video ducmentation of these explosions, Effondrements can be viewed as series of miniscule dramas: a thing appears and struggles to maintain itself. Then, exhausted, it vanishes.

Diane Morin received her BFA in Visual Arts from Laval University in 1997 and an MFA from Concordia University in 2003. Her work has been exhibited at the Centre d’exposition Circa (Montreal, 2005), Modern Fuel Gallery (Kingston, 2005) and the Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine (Trois-Rivière, 2006). In 2005 she was took part in Sound and Vision, a Collaborative Creative Residency at The Banff Centre and recently she was part of the research project and collective exhibition Méandres / Meanderings (DAÏMÕN/AXENÉO7, Gatineau, 2005-2006). She lives in Montreal.

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.

Catering provided by Bar One and Amsterdam Beer

For a review of Diane Morin’s exhibition by Ève Pavesi, please visit: http://www.lexpress.to/archives/1118/

Download the exhibition brochure