Franz Erhard Walther’s sculptural work at The Powerplant explores the relationship of the viewer, their body, space, and the intimacy of interactions between. The room is piled with 58 precisely folded packages of cotton fabric. The sculptures only materialize once ‘activated’ by the viewers. There is a meditative quality to the unrolling / folding of the fabric. Once activated and inside the material you feel enveloped in a strange sense of quiet and focus of the intimate space you are occupying. […]
2010 Commissioning Program and the PowerPlant, showing stunning wallsized woven tapestries of textured smoke and paper, by Pae White titled : Pae White: Material Mutters At the closing of this show, the PowerPlant will undergo a massive re-looking. Including renovations to the physical building interior, refreshing the branding strategy, and online personality. Looking forward to the relaunch March 2011.
The PowerPlant summer show titled Not Quite How I Remembered It, was a humorous show with depth. Featuring various artists and media, from sculpture to video, the two I liked the most were Sharon Hayes and Dario Ribleto. Hayes slide projector on the wall flashing photos of her holding picket signs amidst great crowds of people. The slogans were not so much protesting, but rather ubiquitus statements. Ribelto hung from the ceiling a mobile of little airplanes made from candy […]
Stephan Andrews exhibit lined one wall in its entire longer with hand drawn film stills the other projected a short animated film. Using crayon drawings on mylar he creates stills relating to media and internet. One wall cover in still frames, starting off dark and obscured, mounting into a rolling hill cut by a dark path, a deer , headlights, and a bumper. On the facing wall, a 45second annimated film the accumulation of all the stills. The grain technique […]
Vancouver’s Steven Shearer presents three artistic themes in his colourful exhibition at the PowerPlant. Massive collage of pictures and photocopies archived from off the internet portrait a sublime allusion to the movement looks and attitude of 1970s heavymetal. Taking the form of one large framed montage or entire walls filled with individually framed photos of retouched artifacts, setlists, photos and anecdotes. Heavy metal hairdoes, youth culture and the proliferation of a subculture on the internet. Contrastly, Shearer draws (in bic […]