Inside Toronto’s “It” Art Party of the Summer

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Dubbed the “it” art gala of Toronto, this year’s Powerball saw the city’s who’s who emerge in their most avant-garde outfits and step into a parallel world of alternate realities.

The theme, Stereo Vision, was a total mind fuck; a multi-dimensional showcase that left you feeling as if you were in some other place. Digital projections, photographs showcased on silk screens, animations and more left your brain buzzing and your eyes wanting more – is this real life?!?!

There was even an edible wall; at first glance it could be mistaken for some kind of insulation, but the puffy pink things were, in fact, marshmallows. The artist walking about, cooking people’s marshmallows with a blowtorch.

Along with edible walls, libations and food by Parts & Labour were flowing. Housed in three separate rooms were a tequila bar, vodka bar and wine bar. FOMO guaranteed.

Take a look at the party pics from The Powerball XIX: Stereo Visions below. All images courtesy of Ikonica.

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The Powerball takes place at The Power Plant, Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. For more information on current exhibits visit ThePowerPlant.org.

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