Past Exhibitions 2021

2021 Exhibitions

Frances Ferdinands

FRANCES FERDINANDS | 26

NOVEMBER 7 – JANUARY 7, 2021

The installation 26 emanated from the artists 3-month stay in 2015 in her homeland of Sri Lanka.

Under the auspices of an Ontario Arts Council Grant she studied and conducted research under two mentors who are masters in the field of traditional fine art and craft which are culturally at risk. Ferdinands’ vision became a reality through examining these old traditions and revitalising them through re-interpretation within a contemporary context.

Frances Ferdinands

BORDER CROSSINGS SHOWCASE

NOVEMBER 7 – JANUARY 7, 2021

Listen and view the stories that have impacted and changed the lives of Artists and our community, told through various forms of art. Come ready to experience emotions, beauty and resilience. Leave with a new understanding of the borders we all face daily and a better sense of community and connection. We all have a border crossing story to tell. The Border Crossings Project is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation ( @ontrillium) through the Grow Grant, the Ontario Arts Council ( @ontarioartscouncil ) and The City of Mississauga’s Cultural Division ( @citymississauga ).

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BHAVNA BHATNAGAR | RHYTHM

NOVEMBER 7 – JANUARY 7, 2021

Rhythm is a unique collection of art pieces presented by Artist Bhavna Bhatnagar which is inspired by Nature, Philosophy, and ethnic cultural background. Her ceramic works also exhibit her artistic views developed during her Canadian journey, and thus creating a modern-western and classical Indian fusion

James Fowler Studio

JAMES FOWLER | BEING ALONE TOGETHER

NOVEMBER 7 – JANUARY 7, 2021

Being Alone Together is equal parts performative painting and community engagement. I have recreated elements of my art studio and am working diligently on a new painting, Anthem, taking breaks to reach out and talk with friends who are part of the art and culture community. Using video technology and social media, I discuss diverse topics that impact various communities. Finding common ground through casual conversation, I am connecting with makers in Mississauga, across the country, and internationally, using these technologies to bridge geographic barriers.

In these strange times of isolation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, maintaining our mental health and wellbeing is so important. Artists often already spend so much time isolated in their studios and this can create feelings of loneliness. Being tucked away from the world to create can take its toll on a person. Often our social experiences are through art openings, art talks and panel discussions. Many of these have moved online which cut out the small bits of social interrelations we can have before and after these events. By bringing an active art studio into the museum environment and broadcasting these conversations, I hope to share what happens behind the scenes for an artist, recreate the intimacy of these experiences and provide opportunity for sharing, connection and togetherness, crossing the borders between our personal and public lives.

Artist in residence

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE | RAHEEL PATEL

Extended:
November 7, 2020 – January 7, 2021

Patel’s art practice began in Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat, India. In Gujarat, natural dyes and Lippan mud are used to decorate traditional Kutch homes. By upcycling mirrors and objects Patel’s work reflects folk art history while exploring new cultural narratives to promote environmental social change.

Here at the AGM, Patel uses his residency to inform and celebrate sustainable art practises, while transforming the space to engage visitors. Patel is an artist and cultural worker who lives in Mississauga and works at his studio in Port Credit. We are delighted to have him here at the AGM and to introduce him to visitors of all ages.

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2020

2020 Exhibitions

VAM42 2020 AGM

VAM 42

January 16 – March 14, 2020

The AGM once again partnered with Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) to present the 42nd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts to kick off the new year of exhibitions.

VAM42 Jurors

Anahita Azrahimi
Carlo Cesta
Fausta Facciponte

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Skawennati | Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters

A children’s exhibition designed for kids aged 5 to 11.

September 21 – November 1, 2020

My name is Iotetshèn:’en, and I live on Earth—usually. Our planet is united under the Great Law of Peace. […] Earth has been attacked by more than one visitor from outerspace, and our harmonious way of life is being threatened. So for now, my home is this spaceship. We are travelling to the first meeting of the five nearest, friendliest planets in our galaxy. The goal of our mission is to create a union that will protect us from attacks and also help us share our very different knowledges. I have been invited on this historic voyage because I have a special power…

Thus begins The Peacemaker Returns, a futuristic saga set in 3025 yet firmly rooted in the ancestral Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederation story and featuring historical figures such as Tekanawí:ta, Jacques Cartier, and a president addicted to Twitter! This new machinima—an animation-style movie produced on the virtual reality platform Second Life—is the core of the children’s exhibition Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters, designed specifically for kids aged 5 to 11 by Skawennati. Audiences of all ages are invited to (re)discover some traditions in the artist’s “museum of the future,” an original installation. A guided tour and a collective workshop in the form of an innovative board game will encourage young and mature viewers alike to (re)learn history from an Indigenous perspective and imagine how all people can contribute to the world of tomorrow, reminding us how History, like any other narrative, is a construction defined by those who tell it.

The Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ tour benefits from the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. This exhibition was produced in 2017 by VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine in partnership with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and Obx Labs, with financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the City of Montreal under the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montreal, as well as the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

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DON RUSSELL | IF THESE WOODS COULD SPEAK

In Conversation with Peter Schuler
September 21 – November 1, 2020

IF THESE WOODS COULD SPEAK features paintings by Don Russell and photographs by Peter Schuler, whose work makes use of the mirrored image as a beginning place.  What is revealed through this process often seems to speak out to us in such a way as to introduce another kind of presence within the image.  Faces and bodies emerge informing the viewer of their existence, which seems to be a deliberate communing between the human and non-human world.

Raheel Patel Artist in residence

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE | RAHEEL PATEL

September 21 – November 1, 2020

Patel’s art practice began in Ahmedabad, the capital city of Gujarat, India. In Gujarat, natural dyes and Lippan mud are used to decorate traditional Kutch homes. By upcycling mirrors and objects Patel’s work reflects folk art history while exploring new cultural narratives to promote environmental social change.

Here at the AGM, Patel uses his residency to inform and celebrate sustainable art practises, while transforming the space to engage visitors. Patel is an artist and cultural worker who lives in Mississauga and works at his studio in Port Credit. We are delighted to have him here at the AGM and to introduce him to visitors of all ages.

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2016 - 2020

Past Exhibitions

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