New York-based artist Lawrence Weiner, a critical figure in the history and development of conceptual art, is often credited with establishing the use of language as the foundation of installation art. This month Weiner presents a new installation of typographic text-based works titled "The Other Side of a Cul de Sac," curated by Gregory Burke at the Power Plant. The exhibition encompasses the gallery spaces as well as the Power Plant's signature smokestack and emphasizes the enduring influence of the artist's sculptural practice. Because the works do not rely on a fixed metaphor to convey meaning, the viewer is free to interpret the work from his or her own perspective.
Lawrence Weiner, "The Other Side of a Cul de Sac" runs until May 17, 2009 at the Power Plant Gallery in Toronto (231 Queens Quay West). For more information on the exhibit and preview images, visit the Power Plant website.