Friday, September 7, 2012

Micah Lexier: Working as a Drawing



Micah Lexier: Working as a Drawing (Vol. 1, 1980 to 2012, Letter-size, Vertical) opens today at the Burbaby Art Gallery and runs until November 11, 2012.

"Working as a Drawing is a project more than thirty years in the making. It is an exhibition of 470 working documents, made between 1980 and 2012, culled from the artist's files and archives. Lexier's working process is characterized by collaboration, third-party fabrication, detailed correspondence, and careful documentation. Working as a Drawing amplifies these aspects of Lexier's working history, presenting working documents as finished drawings. The exhibition consists of these 470 newly discovered drawings, presented in identical frames, and arranged in grids on the wall. Each framed work functions as a discrete drawing, and marks a small unit of time within three decades of working."

The exhibition is accompanied by a 512-page bookwork/catalogue and a new artist's multiple. Lexier will present an artist talk on Sunday the 9th, at 2pm.

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