Power Plant summer exhibitions open with a free party on Friday

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s summer season engages text, language and performance with a major group exhibition Postscript and the first Canadian solo exhibition by Jimmy Robert.

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art is a group exhibition featuring the work of over 50 Canadian and international artists and writers. It is the first exhibition to examine the work of conceptual writing, investigating the roots of the movement in the art of the 1960s and ‘70s and presenting contemporary examples of text-based art practices. The Power Plant brings Postscript to the gallery to explore the place of language within contemporary art and broadly examine its relationship to history.

The Power Plant is also pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by French artist Jimmy Robert. Robert’s practice typically explores the corporeal potential of a range of media including photography, drawing, film, video, sculpture and performance. In his first Canadian solo exhibition, Robert addresses questions of limits: of his body, of the media he uses, of our understanding of exhibitions, and the various disciplines his work encompasses. At the centre of Draw the Line is a commissioned performance project that takes place within this installation of new and past work at The Power Plant.

The Power Plant opens both exhibitions with a free opening Pprty for all on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm, which will feature live performances by Postscript artists Caroline Bergvall and Christian Bök at 8:00pm. Enjoy this lakeside BBQ all night as well, and a cash bar will be available.

The Power Plant is located at Harbourfront Centre at 231 Queens Quay West in Toronto.

For more information, please visit www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2013/Summer/Postscript.aspx.