4 January 1990 - 3 February 1990
Opening Reception 4 January 1990 8pm
‘The heart is situated at the centre of the chest because conditions are more temperate there’
Opening Thursday January 4 at 8:00 pm, Mercer Union: A Centre for Contemporary Visual Art presents sculpture by Toronto artist Lee Dickson.
Lee Dickson’s installation, The heart…, combines humour and diversity in the form of thirty-six variously sculpted heart forms displayed on a metal shelving unit. In treating this symbolic form, she employs a number of different materials and fabrication techniques. Dickson displays the heart as a series of specimens, but rather than encouraging a scientific or authoritative discourse, the discourse surrounding the heart in this work is concerned with the realm of lived experience.
Lee Dickson has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Edmonton, Ottawa, St.Catherines, Montreal, Toronto and the United States since l98l. Her solo exhibition in Mercer Union’s West Gallery continues through to Saturday February 3.