Partners in Art was the commissioning partner for the fourth and fifth commissions under the Power Plant’s commissioning program.
The 2008 commission was a work by Toronto-based, Canadian artist Scott Lyall. Entitled The Colour Ball, the piece is named after a fictitious gala party reminiscent of The Power Plant’s annual Power Ball. Inhabiting 3655 square feet of gallery space, The Colour Ball references works from a range of Lyall’s previous exhibitions. Exposing the dichotomies that arise from our notions of the contemporary gallery space as a site for presentation, the project investigates how artworks can be finite and infinite, and how an ‘art exhibition’ can possess both symbolic and imaginary functions.