Corinne Carlson

20 April 2007 - 26 May 2007
Opening Reception 21 April 2007 8pm

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Mercer Union is pleased to present a new two-person exhibition featuring work by Thérèse Mastroiacovo (Montreal) and Corinne Carlson (Toronto). At the core of the exhibition are texts appropriated from album and book covers. Carlson critiques gender inequalities and the romantic notion of the (male) genius artist by creating a fictional narrative using liner notes from Classical music LPs and collaged snapshot photographs.

Corinne Carlson is an artist whose projects have included Used Cars (bright orange words spell out love song lyrics and are suspended above car lots) and Billboards (a city billboard covered in shimmering reflective discs that surround the question Baa? and which will adorn the Montforte Dairy in Stratford, Ontario this spring). She lives in Toronto where she recently launched “Chandelier,” an edition of engraved drinking glasses, at the Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar. Best known for her public installations, she also has an ongoing practice in drawing, sculpture, photography and collage. She looks forward to exhibiting the completed series of spiral drawings “Arizona Topaz/Topaze Brûlée” at Articule Gallery in Montreal.

Please join us for an intimate conversation between Martin Arnold and Thérèse Mastroiacovo at 7:00pm on Friday April 20th, followed by the opening reception at 8:00. Both artists will be in attendance.

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