Summer 2024 Exhibitions at The Power Plant

Surveying the practices of Canadian artists June Clark and Terence Gower

May 3 – August 11, 2024
Opening Party: Thursday, May 2, 8 PM – 11 PM | Get Free Tickets
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto

Get ready for a new art season at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, featuring two major solo exhibitions dedicated to the work of Canadian artists June Clark and Terence Gower! Open May 3 through August 11, June Clark: Witness and Terence Gower: Embassy present thoughtful insight into these artists’ careers and include works showcased in Toronto for the first time. Through a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, installation, and video, Clark and Gower explore how our shared and collective histories have formed us and led to the unique conditions of our time.

Don’t miss the chance to experience The Power Plant’s new exhilarating Summer 2024 exhibitions at the Opening Party on Thursday, May 2, from 8 to 11 PM. Admission is free!

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June Clark, Harlem Quilt (detail), 1997. Photo transfers on fabric, light fixtures. Photo: Silvia Ros. Image courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery

June Clark: Witness

June Clark: Witness is the first-ever survey of the Toronto-based artist, who, since the late 1960s, has developed a unique and groundbreaking practice spanning photo-based work, text, collage, sculptural assemblage, and installation. Clark was born in Harlem, New York and immigrated to Canada in 1968, and subsequently made Toronto her home. Witness brings together four significant bodies of work that span from the 1990s to the present, many of them seen here for the first time. In this deeply personal exhibition, Clark explores how history, memory, and identity—both individual and collective—have established the familial and artistic lineages that shape her work.

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Baghdad CS 1: United States Embassy, Baghdad, 1960. Josep Lluis Sert Papers, Graduate School of Design Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass

Terence Gower: Embassy

Terence Gower: Embassy is the largest survey in Canada of the New York-based artist. Gower, who has lived and worked internationally for many years, employs a range of media to investigate postwar material and intellectual histories, particularly as they connect to art and architecture. Embassy features over a decade’s worth of work stemming from his investigation into the diplomatic architecture of the United States. Four multi-part installations form a larger study of American embassy buildings that have played important roles in recent international events in Baghdad, Havana, and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), as well as one unbuilt project for Ottawa. Gower envisions the exhibition itself as an embassy sent from the past, from a formative period in US history where much of the current geopolitical landscape was formed.

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About The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted to contemporary art, ideas, and conversations. Located at Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront, The Power Plant is a vital forum for the creative culture of our time, sharing inspiring and transformative experiences with audiences through free admission to exhibitions and public programs. The Power Plant is guided by the commitment to provide a platform for artists from diverse backgrounds, drawing attention to pressing issues and connecting communities in Canada and worldwide through contemporary art. For more information, please visit thepowerplant.org.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada

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The venue is easily accessible and has automatic doors at the entrance. There is barrier-free parking nearby.

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