June Clark’s Celebrated Works Come to The Power Plant

The Toronto-based artist is showcasing four bodies of work in a solo exhibition starting on May 2.

Photo by Deam Tomlinson

Canada became visual artist June Clark’s second home after she emigrated from Harlem, New York, to Toronto in 1968. Since the 1960s, her works in photography, text, collage, sculptural, and art works have been displayed in art museums in North America, South America and Europe. Clark has completed residencies in at the Studio Museum in Harlem and OCAD in Toronto.


June Clark, Harlem Quilt, 1997 (detail). Fabric, photo transfers, light. Photo: Silvia Ros. Image courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery.


June Clark, Keepers, 2004 (set of 18). Mixed media. 23 1/4 x 30 x 7 1/4 inches (each). Photo: Dean Tomlinson. Image courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery.


Showcasing works from the 1990s to the present, The Power Plant hosts the upcoming exhibition, titled June Clark: Witness, which include some works that have yet to be seen in Canada. Deemed deeply personal, the exhibition explores Clark’s works that have been shaped by history, memory, and identity diaspora, including Family Secrets (1992), Harlem Quilt (1997), 42 Thursdays in Paris (2004), and Homeage—a collection of sculptures that “gave me permission to be the artist I am today,” she says.

Other works by Clark are on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario through to next year in an exhibition called June Clark: Unrequited Love.

Clark’s solo exhibitions are on display alongside GTA24 Triennial at the MOCA until July 28.