not together, but alongside

May 29, 2015 - July 25, 2015
not together, but alongside explores the potentiality of relationships between the viewer and the artist, the collective and the individual, and the gallery and the studio. In their large scale installation sprawling through the front gallery of Mercer Union, platforms become seats, objects perform and the potentiality of action plays out. Their material exploration and unfixed nature in the work conflates the formal and the comedic. The disparate elements that comprise the installation further emphasize its makers as a group of individuals with different ideas and art practices working together. That spirit and the process of discovering alternate viewpoints extends to the gallery visitor, because the experience is a negotiation of both physical bodies in space and what it means to assess or determine: to do or undo, the separation between the studio or gallery, and experiment or art object.

Click here to download the full exhibition text, which was written by Ashley McLellan.
Click here to see this same information on Mercer Union's web site.

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We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.

image credit:  Toni Hafkenscheid