In Conversation

Face to Face: An Evening with Ellen Gallagher

The Power Plant is pleased to welcome renowned international artist Ellen Gallagher to Face to Face for an intimate dinner and conversation. Exhibiting at The Power Plant in Summer 2018, Gallagher’s work includes paintings, collages and film, of which a major theme is the examination of the development of African-American stereotypes.

For this edition of our annual fundraising event, tables will also be animated by local Canadian contemporary artists and cultural producers who will provide their own perspective on Canada’s current cultural landscape. Join us for what is sure to be an evening of dynamic voices and spirited conversations.

Ellen Gallagher is a renowned American artist that brings together non-representational formal concerns and charged figuration in paintings, drawings, collages, and films that reveal themselves slowly, first as intricate abstractions, then later as unnerving stories. Some of her most recent exhibitions include: AxME, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Sara Hildén Art Museum, Finland (2014); Ice or Salt, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2013); Don't Axe Me, New Museum, New York (2013); AxME, Tate Modern, London (2013); and An Experiment of Unusual Opportunity, South London Gallery, London (2009). Gallagher participated in the Biennale di Venezia in 2003 and 2015, and was awarded the American Academy Award in Art in 2000.