The Power Plant

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Heads and Tails

by Stephanie Cristello
The overlap between artist and curator has a long history in Toronto – perhaps because of a lack of regional support, a need for more established art institutions, schools, and non-profits that hold curatorial positions, or the subsequent absence of a collector base for young artists – and this can sometimes sometimes prove problematic. A current exhibition by Micah Lexier, , at The Power Plant comes the closest to what I have seen as striking a working balance between the two positions. The... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 10/4/13

A Dialogue in a Trecartian Tone

by Janine Armin
      This dialogue, derived from texts by art critic Hal Foster and physicist Richard Feynman, among others, has been mediated by the internet personas of Hunter S. Thompson, Edgar Allan Poe and Raymond Chandler. In a post-humanistic stasis, and based on Ryan Trecartin's major exhibtion at the Power Plant in Toronto, the mode of dialogue gains a Trecartinian tone. Written and regurgitated with Mathew Timmons.   1: For the non- initiate public the situation is quite different (as opposed... [more]
Posted by Janine Armin on 5/4/10

From the ArtSlant Archive: An Epic Exploration

by David Yu
  I’ve been away from the Toronto art scene for a number of years and was looking forward to revisiting the city that served as backdrop to the cultivation of my love for contemporary art. What I miss most about the Toronto approach towards exhibiting work are the conceptually curated, neatly packaged exhibitions that stimulate. The exhibition at The Power Plant, Universal Code, had me worried a bit. At first glance, the concept seemed too broad - a show designed for anything - another... [more]
Posted by David Yu on 8/15/09