Visual Arts

Events listing

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

June 24-September 17, 2017

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

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Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

June 27-September 4, 2017

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

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Graffiti BoxMen Project

August 19, 2017

Toronto's Graffiti BoxMen Project brings their 15-foot cardboard canvas to Harbourfront Centre with seven brilliant guest graffiti artists, and a small BoxMan that children are welcome to tag and paint with an event facilitator.

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Ceramic Sculpture / Cyber Artifacts with Kaley Flowers, Artist-in-Residence

August 19-20, 2017

Artist-in-Residence Kaley Flowers will be in the Craft & Design studio as part of Beats, Breaks & Culture, answering questions about her craft and creative processes, and sharing info about her “cyber artifacts.”

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Delicate Play with Nature

August 26-27, 2017

Let your imagination carry you and be spirited away to ancient Japan by Instructor Jean Liao and her fellow artists' creations, and prepare to learn the art, Ikebana, yourself!

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Who Am I?!

August 26-27, 2017

To a group of Taiwanese artists, whose lives and social identities were forever flickering between their past Taiwanese/Chinese heritage and now Japanese nationality, the priceless question of a lifetime was: Who Am I?!

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Fashion Snap

August 26-27, 2017

How aware are you about your surroundings? Taking photo-bombing to the next level, Takumi Morohashi poses in the background as the real focus of these photos – explore his works and give him a taste of his own medicine!

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Sunday Scene: Sergei Petrov

August 27, 2017

Sergei Petrov is Professor of Film Studies at Durham College and Executive Director at both Scarborough Arts and the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. Prior to this, he programmed films for the Toronto International Film Festival and Canadian Film Centre, in addition to consulting for numerous national and international film festivals. Petrov will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

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Power Kids: Rebuilding What's Broken

August 27, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles is not just an artist, but a collector and curator as well! She often collects objects and then organizes these objects to present a new narrative or idea. In this workshop, we will recontextualize a collection of repurposed children’s toys, using them as the base materials for an artwork. Participants will challenge themselves by creating assemblage sculptures with different elements in only one chosen colour. Their sculpture will tell a story or create a larger form that has never existed before.

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Sunday Scene: Abbas Rizvi

September 3, 2017

Abbas Rizvi is a Toronto-based draftsman and Lead Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. He completed his BFA at OCAD University in Drawing and Painting and has recently exhibited at Gallery 1313 and Hazelton Lanes Fine Arts. Rizvi will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

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Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

September 8-10, 2017

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

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