Power Talks

Nathan Eugene Carson in conversation with Laura Demers

Since 2006, The Power Plant has partnered with Art Toronto to present thought-provoking talks by scholars, artists, curators, and art world figures. This year, in the context of Art Toronto’s 20th edition, for the first time presented virtually, The Power Plant is thrilled to present three online studio visits with established and up-and-coming Canadian artists.

Fall 2020 exhibiting artist Nathan Eugene Carson will be joined by Laura Demers, exhibition curator and current TD Curator of Education & Outreach Fellow at The Power Plant. The two will discuss Carson's artistic process and elaborate on the themes of new works produced for the exhibition, Cut from the same cloth.

Nathan Eugene Carson (b. 1980, lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario) received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. In 2016, he was included in Ponto, the first of several exhibitions held at Oswald Gallery, Hamilton. Other group exhibitions include Free Fall (2016) and Worked Over (2017), both at Oswald Gallery, and 100 Paintings (2019) at The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario.

Laura Demers is an artist, writer, and emerging curator based in Toronto. She received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Ottawa, and an MA in Art History and Theory from the University of Toronto. She has exhibited her work in Ottawa, Toronto, Cambridge, Montreal and San Juan; participated in residencies in Canada and abroad; and has written for Prefix Photo, Public Parking, Blank Cheque Press, Femme Art Review, and C Magazine, among other publications. She recently curated Greenhouse Effects as part of Art Spin Hamilton, and will be curating Contre vents et marées at La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario in 2021. She is a co-founding member of the plumb, a project dedicated to providing exhibition space for emerging artists and experimental art projects.