In Conversation

Face to Face: A Celebration of the Gallery’s 30th Anniversary

Face to Face is The Power Plant's annual fundraiser that aims to bring art to the fore by welcoming distinguished guests of honour from the art world for an intimate dinner.

This year marks The Power Plant's 30th Anniversary Year as well as Canada's 150th. To commemorate this occasion, we welcome you to join us in this special edition of the gallery's fundraising event to celebrate the artists who have played an integral role in shaping the fabric of the Canadian contemporary art landscape, as well as the gallery's rich exhibition history: past, present and future. Guests will have the unique opportunity to engage with a leading artist over a three-course dinner catered by Oliver & Bonacini.

Guests of honour include Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Geneviève Cadieux, Ian Carr-Harris, Julia Dault, Stan Douglas, Ydessa Hendeles, Maria Hupfield, Shelagh Keeley, Kelly Mark, Aude Moreau, Evan Penny, Michael Snow, Beth Stuart and more.

6:30PM Cocktail reception
7:30PM Panel discussion moderated by Dan Fox, Co-Editor of Frieze Magazine
8:15PM Dinner
9:30PM Dessert

About the Artists

Nadia Belerique (born 1982 in Toronto, Ontario) is currently based in Toronto. Belerique constructs installations that engage with the poetics of perception and the ways in which images perform in contemporary culture. She has exhibited at such venues as Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto (2016); Plug In ICA, Winnipeg (2016); Tensta konsthall, Spånga, Sweden (2016); Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2016); Art Gallery of Hamilton (2015); The Power Plant, Toronto (2015); Tomorrow Gallery, New York (2015); Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna (2014); and Gallery TPW, Toronto (2014). Belerique has also participated in La Biennale de Montréal (2016) and the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016). In 2014 she was awarded the BMW Exhibition Prize during Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Belerique received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2012. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
The Mouth Holds the Tongue, 2015.

Valérie Blass (born 1967 in Montréal, Quebec) lives and works in Montréal. Through the lens of sculpture, Blass explores the tensions between form, figure, materials and art historical tropes. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2015); Artspeak, Vancouver (2015); Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto (2015); Parisian Laundry, Montréal (2014); Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2012); Art Gallery of Hamilton (2012); The Hole, New York (2013); and Galeri Manâ, Istanbul (2013). Recent group exhibitions have been held at the La Biennale de Montréal (2016)  Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2015); Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (2015); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (2014); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2013); Public Art Fund, New York (2013); MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (2013); Oakville Galleries (2012); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2011); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2009).

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Nothing to Declare: Current Sculpture from Canada, 2009.

Geneviève Cadieux (born 1955, Montreal) lives and works in Montreal, Canada. She holds a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa, Canada and currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. She has held numerous solo shows at venues including: FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France (2001); Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario (2000); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (2000); Perez Art Museum, Miami (1998); Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (1997); Tate Britain, London (1995) Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio (1995); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (1994); Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (1992) and The Power Plant, Toronto (1988). She has also participated in group shows across Canada and internationally at venues including: Setagaya Art Museum, Japan (2012); Art Gallery of Vancouver, British Columbia (2012); Galerie de l’UQÀM, Montreal (2012); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2012); Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010) and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2009). She represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1990 and was awarded a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2011. Her work is featured in numerous major international public and private collections including: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Musée d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, among others.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Enchantment / Disturbance, 1988.
Geneviève Cadieux, 1988.

Ian Carr-Harris
(born 1941, Victoria, British Columbia) lives and works in Toronto, Canada and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971. He holds degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston and the University of Toronto as well as the Ontario College of Art, Toronto and is now Professor Emeritus at OCAD University. He was a founding Board member of The Power Plant, Toronto. He has held numerous solo exhibitions at venues including: Stride Gallery, Calgary (2006); Chelsea Space, London (2005); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2003) and The Power Plant, Toronto (2002). He has also participated in group exhibitions at such venues as: Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2016); Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2014); Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (2013); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013); Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2012); Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Germany (2010) and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2008). His work was also part of the Venice Biennale in 1984, Documenta in 1987, the Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery, Ottawa in 1989, the Sydney Biennale, Australia in 1990 and the Montreal Biennale in 1998. He was named a recipient (Laureate) of the Governor-General's Awards in the Visual and Media Arts in 2007 and was the 2012 recipient of the Life Achievement Award from the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts. He is represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
We Can Do This Now, 2006.
Ian Carr-Harris, 2002.

Julia Dault (born 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is currently based in Toronto and New York. She has exhibited extensively across the globe, including solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2015); The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2014); China Art Objects, Los Angeles (2014); Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich (2013); Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto (2013); and White Cube Bermondsey, London (2012). She has also participated in numerous group shows including exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery, London (2016); British Council, London (2015); Glasgow Print Studio (2014); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2014);  Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2013), Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2013), Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2013), Maison Particulière, Brussels (2013), lumber room, Portland (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid (2012), and Harris Lieberman, New York (2012). Dault is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Colour Me Badd, 2014.

Stan Douglas (born 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is currently based in Vancouver. In 2013, a major survey of the artist’s recent work, Stan Douglas: Photographs 2008–2013, was presented at Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain in Nîmes, France. It traveled as Stan Douglas: Mise en scène through 2015 to Haus der Kunst, Munich, followed by Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. In 2014, Douglas created Helen Lawrence, a multimedia theatre work which innovatively merges theatre, visual art, live-action filming, and computer-generated imagery. Since the inaugural presentation at the Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver in March 2014, Helen Lawrence has been hosted by the Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich; Edinburgh International Festival; Canadian Stage, Toronto; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; and de Singel, Antwerp. Most recently, Douglas received the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. He was a recipient of other notable awards, including the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (2013) and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (2012). Over the past decade, Douglas’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including the The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Centre culturel canadien, Paris (2013); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2012); The Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2007); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002).

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio, 2011.
Stan Douglas, 1999.
Samuel Beckett and Stan Douglas: Teleplays, 1989.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Ydessa Hendeles began to incorporate her own artistic projects into her exhibition programme at the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation in Toronto and continued to do so until the gallery closed in 2012, after 25 years and the passing of her mother. Her psychologically charged works have also been exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2003); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2004); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2010); Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Germany (2010); Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (2011); König Galerie, Berlin (2012); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany (2016); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2016); and the New Museum, New York (2016). Ydessa Hendeles is represented by Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, where her recent work, Death to Pigs, was exhibited in 2016. She now divides her time between studios in Toronto and New York.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Canadian Child, 2017.

Maria Hupfield (born 1975 in Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Ontario) is a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Solo exhibitions include MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2015); Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal (2015); and Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon (2011). She has participated in group exhibitions and performances at Trestle Projects Brooklyn (2016); SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2016); Winsor Gallery, Vancouver (2016); A Space Gallery, Toronto (2015); Campo dei Gesuiti, Venice (2015); Aboriginal Art Centre, Ottawa (2015); The Bronx Museum, New York (2015); Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2015); Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint Jérôme (2015); North Native Museum (NONAM), Zurich (2014); SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal (2013); The Power Plant, Toronto (2013); and Vancouver Art Gallery (2012). Hupfield is the founder of 7th Generation Image Makers, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto; Co-owner of Native Art Department International; and was Assistant Professor in Visual Art and Material Practice appointed to the Faculty of Culture and Community, Emily Carr University of Arts and Design (2007-11).

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
The One Who Keeps on Giving, 2017.
YES! Association/Föreningen JA!: (art)work(sport)work(sex)work, 2015.
Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture
, 2012.

Shelagh Keeley (born in Oakville, Ontario) lives and works in Toronto after living twenty-two years in New York City and Paris. Keeley’s recent projects have been presented by MoMA Library and Archives, New York (2015); Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2015) and Ryerson Image Center, Toronto (2013). Keeley has also been part of a large number of international group shows including: The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding at The Power Plant, Toronto (2015); In Order to Join – The Political in a Historical Moment at Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013); Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, India (2015); and Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa (2016). In 2013 Keeley created a collaborative book project with refugee children entitled Desire to Join and published by Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013). Her work is included in public collections including MoMA, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Les Musées de la Ville de Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding, 2015.
Notes on Obsolescence, 2014.
Andy Fabo and Shelagh Keeley: From the Intimacy of the Page
, 1992.

MEDIA:
VIDEO | Artist Talk: Shelagh Keeley

Kelly Mark (born 1967 in Welland, Ontario) lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BFA with a minor in Art History from The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, and an Art Diploma from The Dundas Valley School of Art. Recently held solo shows include: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2016); University of Waterloo Art Gallery (2015); Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario (2011); Darling Foundry, Montreal (2011), MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax (2008); The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2006) among others. Her work has been exhibited as part of numerous group exhibitions at venues including: Darling Foundry (2017); Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2016); The Glenbow Art Gallery, Calgary (2015); The Power Plant, Toronto (2013); MASS MoCA, Massachusets (2012); Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal (2012); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2010); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2010); Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2009); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (2009) and the Blaffer Gallery, Houston (2004), among others. She represented Canada at The Sydney Biennale in 1998 and Liverpool Biennale in 2006. Her work is included in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Canadian Foreign Affairs, Ottawa; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK among many other public, corporate and private collections. She was previously the recipient of the KM Hunter Artist Award, and Chalmers Art Fellowship.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Micah Lexier: One, and Two, and More Than Two, 2014.
Glow House #3, 2005.

Aude Moreau (born 1969 in Gençay, France) holds a Masters in Visual Arts and Media from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and has developed a practice that encompasses her dual training in scenography and the visual arts. Moreau’s work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris (2015); galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montréal (2015); Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal (2015); Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2013); Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2012); Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain (2009); and the Darling Foundry, Montréal (2008). She has received awards including the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, Montréal (2011) and the Powerhouse Prize from La Centrale, Montréal (2011). Aude Moreau lives and works in Montréal and is represented by galerie antoine ertaskiran.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
The Political Nightfall, 2016.

Evan Penny (born 1953, South Africa) lives and works in Toronto. He engages with figural representation through his hyperrealisticand often distorted renderings of the human figure made from silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum. He has held several solo shows, most recently at: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2012); MARCA, Cantanzaro, Italy (2012); Rupertinum, Salzburg (2011); Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (2007) and Glenbow Museum, Calgary (2004) among others. Upcoming and previous group shows have been at such venues as: Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2018); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2017); ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2017); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (2016); Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain (2016); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2016); Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan (2015); Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (2014); Jewish Museum, Berlin (2014); New Orleans Museum, Louisiana (2013); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2012) among others. His work is part of numerous collections including National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. He is represented by Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Evan Penny, 2002.

Michael Snow (born 1928 in Toronto, Ontario) is known internationally as a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, musician and author. Retrospectives of his painting, sculpture, sound installations, photoworks and holography have been presented at the Hara Museum, Tokyo; of his films at the Cinémathèque Française and Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; Anthology Film Archives and Museum of Modern Art, New York; and L’Institut Lumiere, Lyons. Retrospectives of his painting, sculpture, sound installations, photoworks and holography have been presented at the Hara Museum, Tokyo; of his films at the Anthology Film Archives and Museum of Modern Art, New York; and L'Institut Lumière, Lyons; and of his work in all media simultaneously in 1994 at The Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Ontario; Toronto. A retrospective of his photoworks 1962-99 called Panoramique was presented at the Palais des Beaux Arts; Brussels, touring to Centre national de la photographie, Paris; and MAMCO and Saint-Gervais, Geneva. Additional retrospective exhibitions have been mounted at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal. An overview of his abstract sculptural work, Objects of Vision, appeared at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2012. A major retrospective of his photoworks, Michael Snow: Photo-Centric, opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in early 2014. In 2015, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona presented Michael Snow. Sequences, a retrospective of his work in all mediums. His work is included in public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Vienna; Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; and Tate, London.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
Recent Snow: Projected Works by Michael Snow, 2014.
The Michael Snow Project: Embodied Vision, 1994.
MEDIA:
VIDEO | International Lecture Series: Michael Snow

Beth Stuart (born 1979 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) lives and works in Toronto. She holds a graduate degree from the University of Guelph, and an undergraduate degree from Concordia in Montréal. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Esker Foundation, Calgary (2014); Battat Contempoary, Montréal (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto (2013); Erin Stump Gallery, Toronto (2013); Galerie de l’UQAM (2013); and La Centrale, Montréal (2012). In 2010 she was shortlisted for the RBC Painting Prize and in 2011 she received an honorable mention. She will present a solo exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto, in the fall of 2018. She is represented by Battat Contemporary, Montréal.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE POWER PLANT:
TBA, Fall 2018.