Ellen Gallagher. Photo by Philippe Vogelenzang/Trunk Archive.

Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with Brendan Fernandes and Bob Rennie for The Power Plant's annual fundraiser at The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30PM ET.


The Power Plant is pleased to welcome renowned international artist Ellen Gallagher to Face to Face for the 2018 edition of the gallery's annual fundraiser. Featured at The Power Plant in Summer 2018, Gallagher’s solo exhibition will include her recent Sea Bed paintings, a selection of drawings from her Watery Ecstatic series and related film installations made in collaboration with Dutch artist Edgar Cleijne. 

Organized around interrelated nodes, the exhibition considers dominant themes in Gallagher’s practice including history painting, portraiture, and abstraction. These thematic concerns revolve around a contemplation and interrogation of an Africanist presence in Western art history, which is central to Gallagher’s practice.

The evening will begin with a panel featuring Gallagher alongside artist Brendan Fernandes, collector Bob Rennie and moderated by Eric Shiner, Sotheby's Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art. An intimate dinner follows, where guests will be treated to an animated conversation between Canadian contemporary artists and cultural producers, who will provide their perspectives on Canada’s current cultural landscape.

Please contact Samantha Barillaro at [email protected] or +1.416.973.4999 to purchase tickets.


The Globe and Mail Centre | T. +1.416.973.4999
351 King Street East, Level 17 | Toronto, ON M5G 0L6 | Canada
Website: The Power Plant | Ellen Gallagher