ArtStars*: Mercer Union
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ArtStars*: Mercer Union

ArtStars* is the TMZ of the Toronto art scene, in the good way: easily digestible, super-short, qualm-less videos about what the city’s self-proclaimed artisans have on offer. Torontoist is teaming up with ArtStars* to bring you one new episode a week (more or less).

Who knew that returning art supplies to Home Depot involves faking a marital breakdown?
Here at the “50 Light Fixtures from Home Depot” opening at Mercer Union, Toronto conceptual artists Daniel Young and Christian Giroux show a short film of a white room with light fixtures that change every few seconds and the different colours those fixtures cast on the walls.
Daniel was making a documentary abroad and couldn’t make the opening, but Christian shares a few of the excuses he invoked in the process of using the “generous Home Depot return policy,” as he calls it.
We also learn that curators always wear pointed heels, Mercer is no longer a party gallery, and that Richard Rhodes, the editor of Canadian Art (who hired ArtStars* host Nadja Sayej as an editorial intern back in the day), doesn’t want to be famous (or be interviewed). This is the second in the series of the Three Worst Episodes.