Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies
On view from 26 September 2020–3 January 2021
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

The Power Plant presents Manuel Mathieu’s first institutional exhibition in Toronto. Manuel Mathieu is known for vibrant, colourful paintings that seamlessly merge abstraction with figuration. His work reflects on our intertwined lives, in which the boundaries between the past and present or the personal and political are often blurred. Sharing recollections that depict everyday scenes and familial bonds, Mathieu also blends into his canvases an interrogation of the complex history of his birthplace, Haiti. By unearthing the traumas of state violence, he addresses issues that remain as urgent today as they have been throughout Haitian history. Read more here:

Image credit: Manuel Mathieu, Bennett, 2018. Acrylic, tape, charcoal, chalk on canvas, 152 x 137 cm. Collection of Adriana Bjäringer. Courtesy Meredith Harper Fine Art. Photo: Guy L’Heureux.