Border Crossings / Cross Canada Fundraising Auction

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LOT 34

Lot 34

Micah Lexier

Micah Lexier
Lot 34 Details
Micah Lexier

PIECE NUMBER (03C-P/05A-S), 2015

Laser-cut steel, laser-cut birch plywood, nail
14 x 13 in — 35.6 x 33 cm

Estimate $1,700-$2,000

Realised: $650

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Courtesy of the artist; Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

The Work & Artist Bio

Hard and sharp, warm and soft: laser-cut steel and birch plywood have the nice dialectical qualities Micah Lexier introduces in much of his work. In Piece Number (03C-P/05A-S), 2015, both materials are used in construction and in elegant spare furnishings but not typically in art, unless the work is by Micah Lexier who transforms design and graphic elements into art at the flick of his wit. During his distinguished career he has had viewers closely consider material as a critical element. In Piece Number (03C-P/05A-S) you look at the work — at once spare and complex, and you think shape, of space, of correspondences and shifts of tone, one material against the other, differences in surface and texture. Spare, provocative and elegant. On a wall in any space no one would simply pass by; the work is quietly arresting.

Micah Lexier is a Winnipeg-born, Toronto-based artist whose activities include making, collecting and organizing. He has a deep interest in measurement, increment, found imagery and display structures. He has presented over 120 solo exhibitions, participated in more than 250 group exhibitions and temporary projects, and has produced fifteen permanent public commissions. In 2015 Lexier was honoured with a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Lexier’s work is in numerous public and corporate collections including The British Museum (London, England), the Contemporary Art Gallery (Sydney, Australia), The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). Micah Lexier is represented by Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

Micah Lexier, Border Crossings Issue 129, 2014

Giving Collaboration a Good Name: Micah Lexier, Border Crossings Issue 112, 2009

Micah Lexier: This is Me Writing, Border Crossings Issue 112, 2009

Birch Contemporary


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LOT 34

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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