As You Were

As You Were

Micah Lexier, As You Were, 1991
Micah Lexier, As You Were, 1991
Micah Lexier, As You Were, 1991
Location:
International Forest Products, Mackenzie Senzai Division lumber , 130th Street, Surrey, BC, Canada
Alternate title: 
A Project for Surrey; A Project For Surrey: As You Were
Artwork creator(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Text author(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Installation year: 
1991
Remarks on location: 

On the edges of the municipality of Surrey. Installed on top of a mooring dolphin used for sawdust barges. Can be viewed from the municipal fishing dock on the Fraser River, at the North end of 130th Street.

Text of the artwork: 

As You Were.

Text theme: 
Interjection; desire to turn back time
Artwork theme: 
(Local) community; industrial history of the area; colonized landscape
History: 

In 1991, the Surrey Art Gallery began discussions with Micah Lexier on the presentation of a survey of his site-specific installations. The result was a two-part project: a gallery exhibition and a new site-specific work. The exhibition Micah Lexier: Site-Specific Installations Re-presented featured ten of Lexier’s artworks, created since 1982.


Commissioned by the Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C., to create a work about the local community, As You Were is an outdoor, site-specific public work installed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery. The piece was originally intended to be temporary but is presently still installed. It remains a long-term loan to the International Forest Products, Mackenzie Senzai Division lumber mill. A gift from the artist, the piece is currently part of the collection of the Surrey Art Gallery (1996.17.01)

 

Exhibition Micah Lexier: Site-Specific Installations Re-presented, Surrey Art Gallery. Curator: Liane Davison.
August 30-October5, 1991
Event date(s): 
1991

Dimensions:

Height: 
0.3m
Width: 
2.43m
Owner(s): 
Surrey Art Gallery
Document(s): 

A Project for Surrey and Other Site-Specific Works

Davidson, Liane, Helga Pakasaar (1994).  A Project for Surrey and Other Site-Specific Works. Surrey : Surrey Art Gallery, p. 47