The Power Plant

Julia Dault & Robert Enright

Tue Sep 23 2014

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

FREE Members, $12 Non-Members
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Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

On the occasion of her first museum exhibition Color Me Badd, artist Julia Dault will engage in conversation with esteemed critic Robert Enright to discuss her artistic influences, aspirations and self-imposed constraints. Having worked previously as a critic herself, Dault will exchange ideas with Enright about the rich and complicated relationship between her painting and sculpture.

Describing her practice as “dirty minimalism,” Julia Dault creates work that is anti-illusionistic, yet contains evidence of its own making in the treatment of surfaces and manipulation of materials. A Toronto-born artist now based in Brooklyn, New York, Dault garnered international recognition for her entry in The Ungovernables, The 2012 New Museum Triennial as well her work in the ninth Gwangju Biennale of the same year. She has since exhibited widely including recent solo exhibitions at China Art Objects, Los Angeles (2014), Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich (2013), and Jessica Bradley, Toronto (2013), with an upcoming show at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, February 2015. Her art has been included in many group exhibitions, including shows at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2014), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2013), and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2013), and is included in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, among others. In 2013 she was featured in an interview with Robert Enright entitled “Imperfect Perfections: The Art of Julia Dault” in Border Crossings 126.

Robert Enright is the senior contributing editor and film critic for Border Crossings magazine and the University Research Professor in Art Theory and Criticism in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. He has contributed to 80 books and catalogues internationally, and has written for frieze, Modern Painters and ArtReview. He is a nominator and contributor to Vitamin P2 and Vitamin D2, both published by Phaidon. Among his books are Peregrinations: Conversations with Contemporary Artists, Eric Fischl, 1970 – 2007 and Body Heat: The Story of the Woodward’s Redevelopment. In 2005, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.