Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Micah Lexier | This Box, This Piece of Paper
This Box, This Piece of Paper
Toronto, Canada: Nothing Else Press, 2012
6" x 9" x 1/2"
Edition of 25 signed and numbered copies
Foil stamped cardboard box and folded poster, presenting a simple and elegant tautological loop. Available for $65 CDN from www.nothingelsepress.com or at the London Art Book Fair later this month.
"Micah Lexier is a Toronto-based multimedia artist whose many-tiered practice includes sculpture, installation, photography and text-based work, as well as curation. Lexier graduated with an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984. His practice is consonant with the sensibility of that institution, revolving largely around conceptual acts of enumeration and demarcation. A well-known photographic work of Lexier’s, David: Then and Now (2005), reworks his Portrait of David (1994), spanning 10 years, and showing the effects of aging on 75 men named David, each a different age from one to 75. Lexier has had more than 100 solo exhibitions, participated in some 200 group exhibitions and produced numerous permanent public commissions. Recent publications include Call Ampersand Response, a collaborative bookwork made with Michael Dumontier, which was co-published by Artexte and Nieves in 2012, 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 and Design in 2010."