Winter 2019 Opening Party
Join us for a FREE party to celebrate the launch of The Power Plant's Winter 2019 Exhibition Season! Be amongst the first to experience exhibitions by Shuvinai Ashoona, Omar Ba and Alicia Henry.
Admission is free, cash bar available all evening.
We encourage you to leave your valuables, large bags, backpacks and other personal belongings at home. For the safety of our visitors and exhibitions, large bags and backpacks must be stored in bag check to avoid putting objects at risk.
Please dress for the weather as the general entrance will be outdoors or you can skip the line if you're a member!
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On view from 26 January to 12 May 2019, see exhibitions by artists from different global regions, as they draw connections from their own histories and identities to reflect on our past, present and future.
Omar Ba | Same Dream
Omar Ba’s work engages with some of the most urgent issues of our present—from the growing inequality of wealth and power across society to questions around immigration, post-colonial relations as well as our changing relationship to the natural world through his mythical and poetic iconography. In his first institutional solo exhibition, Same Dream, Ba has developed a new large-scale, site-specific commission which engages with the local context.
Shuvinai Ashoona | Mapping Worlds
Shuvinai Ashoona presents a survey of her work in Mapping Worlds featuring pencil crayon and ink drawings over the past two decades. Known for her highly personal and imaginative iconography, with imagery ranging from closely observed naturalistic scenes of her Arctic home to monstrous and fantastical visions. Far from a dystopia, Shuvinai’s earthly and extraterrestrial worlds exist within a kinder intergalactic future.
Alicia Henry | Witnessing
Alicia Henry presents her first solo exhibition in Canada, Witnessing, showcasing compelling compositions of unconventional portraiture created from felt, canvas and other textiles register a spectrum of context and emotions. Notions of gender and family are significant in her works, as are physical layers that suggest multiple and unfixed identities.
The Power Plant also presents numerous opportunities for all to extend their exhibition experience. Whether through a workshop, a film screening, an artist talk or a guided tour, pair a visit to the gallery with a favourite activity.