Saturday, October 13, 2007

Micah Lexier


Micah Lexier, who has exhibited at Mercer in 1989, 1993 and 2006, will be presenting new work in concurrent shows in Toronto at MKG127 and Birch Libralato, who represent him in the city. Additionally, he has curated an exhibition of work by David Altmejd, Renate Anger and Eric Cameron, also at BL.

Here's the press release for the former:

Micah Lexier: Letterpress

October 18 to November 17, 2007
Opening Thursday, October 18 at 8PM

Letterpress consists of a number of new print projects by Micah Lexier. Lexier has a long-standing interest in printmaking and has worked with many different processes over the years including intaglio, aquatint, lithography and silkscreen. But the process he most consistently gravitates to is letterpress (and its sister, foil-stamping) for its physicality and graphic qualities. Both processes work with raised type that is literally pressed into the paper or cloth, leaving a deep, sculptural mark. This exhibition focuses on three new projects made using these two processes.

The three projects are Vitrine Drawings, a new suite of six, large two-colour letterpress prints; Number ofLetters, a ten-volume set of foil-stamped cloth-covered book covers and spines; and Lives & Works Envelopes, an ongoing project of numerous letter-size, letterpress prints on coloured papers, which are packaged in printed, archival envelopes. All three projects are united by the use of Lexier’s handwriting and his characteristic simplicity and self-referentialiity.

For more information visit www.mkg127.com.

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