Micah Lexier, "Revelation 8," 2007, laser-cut hot-rolled steel. From the "Lives and Works" series.
TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary
November 20 to December 20, 2008
By Jill Sawyer
As he’s proven recently with a series of high profile public commissions, Micah Lexier can work at almost any scale, from city-block-encompassing to wall-sized. For this show in Calgary, he will be exhibiting 20 years of smaller metal sculptures, which have often taken the form of number sequences and text. It’s work in just one of the many media Lexier is known for. Remarkably multi-talented, with a hand in multiple means of expression, Lexier’s work is always intriguing — whether he’s revisiting a bunch of guys named Dave ten years after first shooting their portraits (David: Then and Now, Plug-In, Winnipeg) or designing a light- and projection-based work for Saskatoon’s new Persephone Theatre (Aneco public art project, Saskatoon). Originally from Winnipeg, with an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Lexier had his first solo show in 1982. Since then, he’s amassed a long list of public and private collections that hold his work, and he travels constantly, for exhibitions, curatorial projects and public commissions.
Represented by: Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary; Birch Libralalto, Toronto; Gitte Weise Gallery, Berlin.