The Power Plant

"Painting in the Medium of Life" Lecture with Barry Schwabsky

Wed May 04 2022

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Admission is free. No registration required

Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8


The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, in partnership with York University, is excited to present a "Painting in the Medium of Life" Lecture with Barry Schwabsky. Please join us for this talk on Wednesday, 4 May from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre.

Barry Schwabsky is an art critic, art historian, and poet based in New York City. He is currently an art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. His essays have also appeared in publications such as Flash Art, Contemporary, Artforum, London Review of Books, and Art in America. He has written the art criticism books Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice and The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, as well as books on Jessica Stockholder, Mel Bochner, Chloe Piene, Karin Davie, Dana Schutz, Alex Katz, Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation, Henri Matisse and Alighiero Boetti, among others.