Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio

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Installation of Stan Douglas: Entertainment at The Power Plant, Toronto, 10 December, 2011 - 4 March, 2012. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Installation of Stan Douglas: Entertainment at The Power Plant, Toronto, 10 December, 2011 - 4 March, 2012. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Through March 4, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto is presenting Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio. Vancouver artist Stan Douglas created this new series by re-creating a mid-century studio and hiring actors to participate in staged photographs to explore the era’s preoccupation with various diversions. Exploring ideas of history and reproduction, Douglas’ images depict magicians, dancers, sporting events, gambling, and the Malabar People—a series of portraits of the staff and patrons of a fictional 1950s-era nightclub.

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