Artist Talk with Jen Aitken and Adelina Vlas
Get a deeper look into Jen Aitken’s exhibition at The Power Plant The Same Thing Looks Different at the Artist Talk with Aitken and our Head of Curatorial Affairs, Adelina Vlas, who curated the show. This discussion will revolve around Aitken’s practice, including her interests in space, form, material, and their relationship with the urban environment.
About the Exhibition
Jen Aitken is a Toronto-based artist whose first major institutional presentation The Same Thing Looks Different features both new commissions and a selection of existing concrete sculptures. Primarily working in sculpture, Aitken’s practice considers how we relate to space, form, and material as we move through our urban environment. Common building materials—concrete, wood, and fibreglass—are formed into unexpected and ambiguous configurations that engage with the viewer’s body and interact with the gallery’s architecture. Aitken will also debut her first video installation, animating the geometric lexicon of her sculptures into an immersive prelude to the exhibition.
When Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 231 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON M5J 2G8