Birch Contemporary

Micah Lexier: The Whole Point is to Learn Something: An exhibition in celebration of the Governor General’s Award 2015

On the occasion of Micah Lexier’s Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Birch Contemporary is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of significant works. The Governor General’s Award recognizes and celebrates artists that have made a sizable impact on the Canadian art scene, marking Lexier as one of Canada’s top contemporary artists, whose contributions include numerous solo exhibitions, group shows and large-scale public commissions.

The Whole Point is to Learn Something, reflexively titled after one of Lexier’s laser-cut wall sculptures, brings together highlights from a number of bodies of work made throughout the last twenty years. Lexier has carved a niche as an artist who manipulates signs, symbols, numbers and language, resulting in works that are conceptually loaded but visually playful.

Series of works represented in the exhibition include A Minute of My TimeRevelationsLives & WorksNotes To SelfThis is an Arrow, and Sculptures of Drawings from Photographs of Objects.

Lexier’s conceptual works have subtly infiltrated Toronto with public commissions for Metro Hall, the TTC (Leslie Subway Station), the CNE (Direct Energy Centre) and the Air Canada Centre, as well as many corporate and private commissions.