Xiaojing Yan | Qi of Water

Laura Beaton | Invincible (L) Bliss (R)

Huan Chen | Lotus IV

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is temporarily closed

AGM Art Gallery of Mississauga

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is temporarily closed

The health and safety of employees, visitors and staff at the AGM is our priority and we continue to follow Peel Region COVID restriction and are closed temporarily from physical visits. We continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to welcoming visitors soon.

While our doors are closed, Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has a vibrant inviting virtual online platform. We invite you all join us to spend some time viewing our newest exhibition.  We begin 2021 with curation by Dev Ramsumair. The Qi (Chi) of water material energy lifeforce of water. You are invited to immerse yourself in this experience. We are very excited to announce the world renowned artist Xiaojing Yan presenting her exhibition as well as Canadian award winning artists Laura Beaton Invincible (L) Bliss (R) and Huan Chen Lotus IV currently showing.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga continues to host virtual workshops on an ongoing basis. Classes fill up quickly for children and adults. If you missed our educational indigenous exhibition featuring Skawenatti for children check out our youtube channel. A very informative artist talk with Don Russell and Peter Schuler can be viewed as well. Frances Ferdinand, and her exhibition and artist talk “26” is also available or just take a few moments and go on a virtual tour and enjoy the beauty of the Art Gallery exhibitions.

Celebrating the talents of award-winning and esteemed artists who have a footprint in Mississauga in 2020 has brought much joy to visitors at the gallery.

Our new executive director Anna Gulbinski who joined the leadership portfolio in late August has been working hard to welcome change. Anna comes from a long career in the public sector and many years in the non-profit sector volunteering both in the arts and community.

Our new Board of Directors of professionals and artists with many years of experience, much training in the arts, governance, diversity and inclusion together have embarked to rebuild a dynamic gallery that is inclusive, diverse and accessible to all. We are working closely with the arts public advisory committee of members in the community. We also value the support of members of the DIAC committee from the City of Mississauga for their input. Our board and staff made the pledge to uphold the Diversity and inclusion charter in early fall and will be working with the Region of Peel culture division team this year.

After continued review and analysis of the calls to action, it was evident that change was immediately required. The board heard the public outcry and has implemented a plan to educate staff and board. The AGM has joined the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. As an employer member, we will continue learning and are committed to incorporating the training in our portfolio and sharing dialogue with artists in Mississauga. Policies and procedures have been reviewed.  AGM is undergoing a complete diversity and inclusion audit as well.

AGM is learning and listening. The Art Gallery of Mississauga is committed to a safe place for all free of systemic racism, oppression and discrimination. There is much work to do and we continue to invite the community to work together with us.

Respectfully

The Board of Directors and Staff of the AGM

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Current Exhibitions

The Qi of Water

(Chi – life flow/energy)

This year we celebrate the entrance of the new year – the year of the OX and metal. According to Fung Shui Masters this combination means that it will be another year in which we will face obstacles early on – with a remedy. Water. According to Feng Shui, water is the element to compliment and pacify a metal element. Create a calm, easier flow throughout these turbulent times.

Water is also connected to the planet Moon.

Water is one of the most essential of all elements: all life, all existence and all energy is governed, influenced and dependent on water. As such, water’s vitality has never been more obvious.

In a poignant and immersive experience, the AGM explores the Yin (quiet energy) of water, its peaceful flowing nature that breathes life into each and every being. Through the eyes of the Moon, we look at the beauty of our seas, the undiscovered mysteries of the deep oceans, and the preservation of this life-giving indispensable resource.

Our exhibit: The Qi of Water converts the AGM into a community space where one can seek refuge from the world, absorb the calming energy of water, take respite, observe mindfulness and learn about the importance of preserving our water sources.

Featured in this collective exhibit are Canadian Artist Laura Beaton, Huan Chen and featuring main artist XiaoJing Yan and curated by house curator Dev Ramsumair.

Xiaojing Yan

Xiaojing Yan | Qi of Water | material energy | lifeforce of water

JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16, 2021

Born in 1978 in Jiangsu, China, Xiaojing Yan is truly a transnational artist, combining her Chinese roots and education at Nanjing Arts Institute (B.F.A., 2000) and an M.F.A. in sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2007.)

Settling permanently in Markham, her work reflects her journey through these various cultures, arriving at her own personal vocabulary.

Laura Beaton Invisible Bliss

LAURA BEATON | Invincible (L) Bliss (R)

JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16, 2021

Born in Toronto, Laura is an award winning Visual Fine Art Artist. She began as a faux finishing (special effects) wall painter, but a health issue at the time led her to a life-long study of Chinese Brush Painting and acrylics. 

Laura studied Asian art under Ontario-based Master Artists Baoxing ZHANG, William HO and Hiroshi YAMAMOTO. She has studied acrylics/mixed media under Halina Wyluda-Kazmierczak, Mila Duric and Mark Cope.

Laura’s pieces are two-dimensional works that are a fusion of ancient painting techniques and her own creations on rice paper using traditional inks on rice paper, which are then wet-mounted and mounted onto canvas.

Huan Chen Lotus IV

Huan Chen | Lotus IV

JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16, 2021

When I was young, I enjoyed drawing, calligraphy and Chinese ink painting but never dreamed of becoming a painter. My long path of discovery began after I immigrated to Canada from Beijing as a teenager. I received my formal training from McGill University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. My research was in the environmental engineering field. In 2003, I started painting lessons, which began as a way of expressing myself and ended as a true passion. Then, in 2010 I switched to working full time as a painter and art instructor, and couldn’t be more content!

My formal training has deepened my concerns for the environment. A nature lover, and also fond of figure painting, I often portray the two subjects together as a harmonious yet transitory scene. I am currently exploring the combination of the Asian ink painting technique of Po Mo (splash ink) and Western oil, which offers both the realistic and abstract elements that I enjoy.

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Workshops

Sunday Yoga AGM

Yoga Workshops

Every Sunday

Prior registration necessary.

Beginner level yoga.

Abstract Painting

Sat, March 6, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Phulkari Embroidery

Sat, March 13, 2021

2:00 PM EST

Storytelling and Writing

Sat, March 20, 2021

12:00 PM EST

Photography using cellphone

Sat, March 27, 2021

11 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Watercolour Workshop

Sat, April 3, 2021

11 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Modern Art and Mindset

Sat, April 3, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

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The AGM is located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre building right on Celebration Square, and across the street from Square One Mall and the Living Arts Centre. Closest to South East Entrance.

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
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Sunday, Monday & Holidays: Closed

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