Micah Lexier Celebrates Vibrant Community of Toronto Artists at The Power Plant
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery dedicates the entire fall season to a survey of work by Toronto-based Micah Lexier, celebrating a vibrant community of Toronto artists.
The exhibition is presented in three parts:
(One) features Lexier’s personal projects. For example, Lexier pairs Self-Portrait as a Wall Text (1998), a self-descriptive artwork he produced at the age of thirty seven, with an updated version made specifically for The Power Plant, where both works are presented together for the first time. Additionally, the gallery presents Lexier’s new video installation entitled This One, That One, which explores the concepts of collecting and ordering that run throughout the exhibition.
(Two) is the portion of this exhibition devoted to Lexier’s collaborations with writers. For example, 1334 Words for 1334 Students (2008) is a project the artist made with writer Colm Tóibín, who wrote a short story as many words long as there were students in Mississauga’s Cawthra Park Secondary School.
(More Than Two) is Lexier’s personal take on a wide-ranging, multi-generational and robust Toronto art community. It presents more than two hundred new and recently created artworks and objects by 101 artists/ duos/ collectives at various stages of their careers. Combined by Lexier, this assemblage of objects is not only the artist’s most recent curatorial project but also his latest portrait – a representation of his beloved community.