Toronto

Canada



Address:
37 Lisgar Street
Ontario
M6J 3T3
Phone: 416 536 1519
Website: http://www.mercerunion.or

Mercer Union: A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art

Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre dedicated to the existence of contemporary art. We provide a forum for the production and exhibition of Canadian and international conceptually and aesthetically engaging art and related cultural practices. We pursue our primary concerns through critical activities that include exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, events and special projects.


Exhibitions

Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Corinne Carlson
April 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007
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. Mastroiacovo presents a series of pencil drawings of art books with the word "now" in the title, in an attempt to addresses the lifespan of the 'present.' A sculpture made from helium balloons spelling out the word NOW is also on display, deflating throughout the course of the exhibition.


Previous Exhibitions

Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Corinne Carlson
Friday, April 20, 2007 - Saturday, May 26, 2007

Power Cord Series: nexus, Man at a Computer
Friday, March 02, 2007 - Saturday, April 07, 2007

Interference, Effondrements, Worlds Longest Sockdoll
Friday, January 12, 2007 - Saturday, February 17, 2007

Jeremy Deller
Friday, October 13, 2006 - Saturday, November 25, 2006

Michael Snow in Concert/Jonathan Monk in Person
Tuesday, November 07, 2006

FM3 and Polmo Polpo
Sunday, October 08, 2006

Michelle Allard / Maïder Fortuné
Thursday, August 31, 2006 - Saturday, October 07, 2006

Nuit Blanche: Mercer Union open all night and a new project by Tim Hecker
Saturday, September 30, 2006 - Sunday, October 01, 2006

Test Reading Series: Diana Fitzgerald Bryden and Jason Christie
Saturday, September 23, 2006

Music In Alternative Spaces #9: Friendly Rich Marsella and The Lollipop People
Saturday, July 15, 2006

monochrom lecture and performance
Thursday, July 13, 2006

Clive Murphy / Nobuyuki Takahashi
Friday, June 02, 2006 - Saturday, July 08, 2006


Exhibitions (5)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Anitra Hamilton, Corwyn Lund, Dean Baldwin
June 21, 2007 - July 28, 2007
Opening Reception: 06.21.07


Cost

Free


Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Closed Sunday & Monday


Getting there

One block SW of Queen and Dovercourt. Steps from the Queen Streetcar line, the Drake Hotel, The Gladstone Hotel, etc.


Facilities

wheelchair accessible


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Adults

Visit www.mercerunion.org for information on our ongoing Reading and Music series.


Membership

Since 1979, Mercer Union has provided a forum for the production and exhibition of Canadian and international conceptually and aesthetically engaging art and related cultural practices. We pursue our primary concerns through critical activities including exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, events and special projects.
Your membership supports these, and many other, activities.

Membership Levels:

• Associate Member ($25 - 49)
• Student Member ($15)
• Dual Associate Members ($40)
o Free admission to most other public art galleries in Ontario (click here for current list)
o Regular mailings of our exhibition brochures
o Discounts on admission to Mercer Union sponsored events
o Borrowing privileges for the Mercer Union slide library
o Email updates for upcoming exhibitions and programmes
o 20% off Mercer Union publications
o Access to group health/dental plans through ARCCO

• Supporting Member ($50 - 99)
o all the above, plus guided tours of each exhibition (on request)
o a charitable tax receipt for membership fee

• Sustaining Member ($100 - 499)
o all the above, plus one free Mercer Union publication
o a good feeling

• Arts Partner ($500 - 999)
o all the above, plus two gift associate memberships
o two complimentary tickets to all Mercer Union special events

• Arts Supporter ($1,000 - 1,999)
o all the above, plus recognition in brochures and invitations (if desired)
o personal fulfillment

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