Michel de Broin

24 October 2007 - 8 December 2007
Opening Reception 24 October 2007 8pm

Front Gallery:

Shared Propulsion Car

Artist talk by Michel de Broin: 7:00pm

The just-announced winner of the 2007 Sobey Art Award Michel de Broin presents “Shared Propulsion Car”, an ’86 Buick Regal stripped of its engine, suspension, transmission and electrical system and outfitted with 4 independent pedal and gear mechanisms. The vehicle retains the illusion of the mass-produced luxury automobile, but is reduced to a shell that now has a top speed of 15km per hour. Presented in the gallery as a sculptural work, the car is accompanied by a video of the work in action. Periodically it will leave the gallery space and passersby will be invited to help pedal the car through traffic.

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Also, check out Sarah Milroy’s piece on Michel de Broin in today’s Globe and Mail:

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.