Power Plant Gallery closing for Bruce Kuwabara-led makeover

Power Plant Gallery closing for Bruce Kuwabara-led makeover

The gallery will reopen in March (Image: John Kannenberg) 

Contemporary art lovers, hear this! You are about to be shut out of Harbourfront’s Power Plant Gallery, but fret not. When it reopens in three months, it will be more “dynamic,” “transparent,” and “open” than ever before, according to gallery director Gregory Burke. Ah, meaningless buzz words—what’s not to like?

Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects will lead a redesign of the art space’s lobby, opening up the entrance and adding a lot of glass and other accoutrements that will hopefully be reminiscent of Kuwabara’s other recent Toronto cultural edifice—the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

The project is expected to cost around $350,000 and will reopen on March 12, an event that will likely be celebrated with a fancy party featuring lots of pretty artsy people. We’re polishing our Oliver Peoples horn-rimmed glasses in anticipation.

Toronto’s Power Plant gallery closing for interior redesign [National Post]