Michael is tracing a stencil multiple, As Long As It Lasts, by Lawrence Weiner for the laser typesetter. The work will be made with laser cut red letters and installed on the outside window of the Project Room for the 45th Anniversary exhibition, WTG_happenstance and Continuance. This work was installed in the same location for our first exhibition, PLAY, and for a full first year at our 401 Richmond Street space. It was also installed as a “reflection” within the same exhibition, as seen below. It is fitting that it be installed again for our last exhibition here.
We first exhibited the work of Lawrence Weiner in 1997 for a solo exhibition of the major work, With the Passage of Time. Lawrence also made four new drawings at that time to accompany the wall installation. The work, pictured above, was purchased by a private collector and eventually donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The working sketch for With The Passage of Time is included also in this current exhibition.