Link back toMicah Lexier's first page Link to essay about Micah Lexier's work ABOVE: Micah Lexier Four Ways to Make 1 Each neon number is 24 inches tall, 2001. The white neon is mounted to the existing wall. This is part of a series that illustrates the different ways of creating one number. In this particular piece, the differences can be noticed at the top and/or bottom of the vertical stroke. This slide illustrates the work as is was displayed at the Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Photograph by Christopher Snee, courtesy Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney. ABOVE: Micah Lexier Two Ways to Make 2 (neon size is 22 x 33 inches) 2000. White neon mounted to existing wall which is painted gray.This is part of a series that illustrates the different ways of creating one number. In this particular piece, the differences can be noticed at the bottom of each number; in one, the lines cross and in the other, the lines do not. This slide illustrates the work as it was displayed at the Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto in December 2000. Photograph by Cheryl O'Brien, courtesy Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto. ABOVE: Micah Lexier Two Ways to Make 8 (each neon number is 27 x 14 inches) 2000. White neon mounted to Plexiglas and suspended in two windows. This is part of a series that illustrates the different ways of creating one number. In this particular piece, the differences can be noticed where the two circles meet. One eight is made up of two separate circles, the other is a figure 8 or infinity symbol. This slide illustrates the work as is was displayed at the Jewish Museum, New York (December 2000). Photograph by David Heald, courtesy The Jewish Museum, New York. ABOVE: Micah Lexier All Numbers Are Equal (Perpetua) (4 feet x 26 feet x 1 inch) 2000. Waterjet-cut aluminum with a baked-enamel paint finish Using a computer program Lexier evaluated the surface area of each of the numbers and then re-sized each number accordingly so that, even though they are each a different size, they are all equal in surface area. Photograph courtesy the Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto and the National Gallery, Ottawa. ABOVE: Micah Lexier 38 Consecutive Prints (each framed print is 11"x 13') 1999. 38 framed etchings. This work consists of 38 prints that were consecutively pulled from an etching plate which consisted of the numbers 1 to 38 evenly distributed over the top half of the plate. On the first print, ink was only applied to the number "1", so that on the resulting print the number "1" is black and all the other numbers are white (embossed). For print number two, ink was only applied to number "2"; in the resulting print number "1" prints gray as there was still residual ink from the first print, number "2" prints black and all the other numbers are white. This is repeated for the remaining prints so that in each print the number of the print is always black the numbers preceding it are various shades of gray and the remaining numbers are always white and embossed. All 38 prints are shown together as the work. Lexier was 38 years of age at the time of making the work. Photograph by Cheryl O'Brien, courtesy Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto. ABOVE: Micah Lexier 38 Consecutive Prints (detail)Photograph by Cheryl O'Brien, courtesy Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto. ABOVE: Micah Lexier 39 Wood Balls (3 x 2 x 17 feet) 2000. Maple balls stamped with a number from 1 to 39, painted wood table. This work consists of 39 wood balls, each of which is a different size. The first ball is 2 inches and each succeeding balls is 1/8 inch larger than the previous one. Each ball is also stamped with a corresponding number from 1 to 39. Lexier was 39 years of age at the time of making the work. Photograph by Tom Van Eynde, courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ABOVE: Micah Lexier 39 Wood Balls (detail). Photograph by Tom Van Eynde, courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Gallery One One One, School of Art, Main Floor, FitzGerald Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3T 2N2 TEL:204 474-9322 FAX:474-7605 For information please contact Robert Epp eppr@ms.umanitoba.ca