Sunday, 25 September 2011

Head to Head

Kelly Mark, The Kiss (Light Box), 2009

Micah Lexier, Two Ways To Make 2, 2000

Micah Lexier & Kelly Mark: Head-to-Head

27 August - 9 October 2011

Saint Marys University Art Gallery

Micah Lexier and Kelly Mark both live in Toronto and spent formative years at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University). These friends often work with similar procedures or materials, but manifesting distinct sensibilities. Counting and text figure frequently in the work of both artists: both make pieces that record and quantify the passage of time. Both have designed tattoos, or worked with their own "signatures" as written by other people. In a spirit at once collaborative and playfully competitive, the artists present pairs of work from their respective practices, illustrating their differences of approach as much as their similarities.

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