The Power Plant Summer Opening Party - Toronto
Cash bar available all evening and culinary delights prepared by Toben Food By Design!
About the venue
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading non-collecting, public art gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual art from Canada and the world. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to a diverse group of living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work.
24 members and guests from 2 cities attended
For over twenty years, artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige have collaborated across the worlds of art and film to reimagine the relationship between fiction and reality. Both born in Beirut, Lebanon, Hadjithomas and Joreige’s collaboration began by exploring histories of their home country. Across diverse media, they have investigated topics from the Lebanese Civil War to Beirut’s participation in the space race of the 1960s, underpinned by a commitment to questioning the ways that history is written.
Mario Pfeifer | If you end up with the story you started with, then you're not listening along the way
Mario Pfeifer’s work centres on narratives often forced out of our frames of vision. In this, his first solo exhibition in Canada, the Berlin-based artist presents a trilogy of video installations. Demonstrating a profound commitment to the stories of individuals and communities, Pfeifer sees himself as an intermediary to bring uncovered stories to broader attention. He immerses himself in the domains in which he works so as to present them in all their complexity and contradiction.
Thomas J Price | Ordinary Men
The Power Plant presents Thomas J Price’s first solo exhibition in Canada.
Since 2005, Thomas J Price has focused on creating what he terms ‘psychological portraits’ in sculpture. Ranging in size from small busts to monumental bronze statues, these sculptures depict the bodies, clothing and characteristics typically associated with black men. However, these works are not representations of actual people. Instead, they combine facial expressions drawn from ancient, classical and neo-classical sculpture, stereotypes represented in contemporary news media, and observed individuals—some of whom Price knows personally, others whom he has witnessed in public spaces.
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