Opening reception: January 27, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Curator talk: January 28, 2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artists: Romas Astrauskas, Robert Bean, Martin Bennett, Paul Butler, Maryanne Casasanta, Martin Creed, David Dyment, Liza Eurich, Brian Groombridge, Aleksander Hardashnakov, Jesse Harris, Nelson Henricks, Joel Herman, Jeremy Jansen, Matt King, Jake Kosciuk, Stéphane La Rue, Kelly Lycan, Euan Macdonald, Arnaud Maggs, Sara MacKillop, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Sylvia Matas, Niall McClelland, Mathew McWilliams, Ken Nicol, Roula Parthenou, Mitzi Pederson, Margaret Priest, Susana Reisman, Alison Rossiter, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Michael Snow, Josh Thorpe, Joy Walker, and Laurel Woodcock
Like-Minded is a group show that is meant to act as a companion piece to Michael Dumontier’s solo exhibition A Moon or a Button. Curator Micah Lexier has brought together artworks of over 30 artists whose works resonate with Dumontier’s interests and sensibilities, works which include peculiarities such as simplified forms, found imagery, stationary and trompe l’oeil. The artists themselves are diverse, ranging from emerging artists, to Dumontier’s contemporaries to some of Canada’s more established artists. In addition to mounting works on the gallery walls, Lexier has chosen to place a number of the works inside a pair of vitrines placed in the centre of the gallery space, and will be presenting two video works in an adjacent space.
Micah Lexier is an artist, a collector of things, and sometimes a curator. He has a deep interest in measurement, games and puzzles, found imagery, and the kinds of casual marks we make in our day-to-day lives. He has had over 90 solo exhibitions, participated in over 150 group exhibitions and produced a dozen permanent public commissions. Lexier has undertaken a number of collaborations with his family members, with other visual artists and with writers, including Colm Tóibín, Christian Bök, and Derek McCormack. Recent publications include A Number of Things, a coloring book about conceptual art made for Vancouver school children, published by Artspeak, and I’m Thinking of A Number, a 30-year survey of Lexier’s ephemera, published by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Lexier’s work is in numerous private and public collections including The British Museum (London, England), the Contemporary Art Gallery (Sydney, Australia), The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) and The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Micah Lexier is represented in Calgary by TrepanierBaer, in Toronto by Birch Libralto, and in Sydney, Australia by the Gitte Weise Galerie.
All of Plug In ICA’s exhibitions are free, and everyone is welcome.