A Minute of My Time 1.    Micah Lexier
(Canadian, b. 1960)
A Minute of My Time
(September 29, 1998 15:04-15:05),
1999

water-jet cut stainless steel
Commissioned with the support of the Millennium Arts Fund of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and Thyssen Marathon Canada Limited, 1999

Located on the east wall of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

The New York-based conceptual artist Micah Lexier explores the themes of identity and time in A Minute of My Time, a monumental piece commissioned to mark the passing of the millennium. It belongs to a continuing series of works begun in 1995, based on automatic drawings completed in one-minute periods of time. The drawing on which this sculpture is based was created by Lexier the day he first visited the site. As such, the drawing - rendered in steel - is a record of the artist's presence in Kingston at that time. The piece is a playful graphic expression of the preciousness of each passing moment. It adorns the new facade of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, which reopened in May 2000.

Article: The Squiggle on the Wall
by Catherine Hale, Queen's Journal


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