A Number of ThingsMicah Lexier
Designed in collaboration with Jen Eby
Illustrations by Christy Nyiri
8" x 10"/ 32 pp / 16 B & W images
Developed out of an interest in the strategies of early conceptualism, Micah Lexierís practice engages documentary and ephemeral approaches to consider systems of measurement and how they relate to the representation of identity. From books, installations and archives to sculpture, Lexierís ongoing interest in systemization has resulted in his new project for Artspeak. This project, entitled A Number of Things, is a colouring book that presents some of the artistís favourite conceptual artworks as well as some related objects having to do with counting and measurement. Designed to be accessible, it will be made available to Vancouver area public school children through presentations by the artist, introducing young audiences to idea-based contemporary visual art. The colouring book will also be available at Artspeak.
Micah Lexier is a Toronto based artist whose work has been shown at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The New Museum, New York; The British Museum, London; Printed Matter, New York; Gitte Weise Galerie, Berlin; Musee díart Contemporain, Montreal; the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is represented in Canada by Trťpanier Baer, Calgary and Birch Libralato, Toronto.