Shadowed Land features new installation and video work in which Pien explores notions of sense memory and the irrepresentability of traumatic histories. Incorporating photography, video, sound, light and kinetic installations, this body of work has grown out of Pien’s interest in concepts of disappearance and haunting, and probes ideas of being implicated, bearing witness, loss, mourning, resilience, and empathy.
Mississauga -based emerging artist Olga Klosowski Schellenberg creates spare, enigmatic sculptures using cast-off materials from renovation sites.
In a city that is has experienced and continues to undergo rapid development, demolition and construction have become part of daily life. Objects that were once overlooked as a mere backdrop to the activities of our lives – ceiling tiles, oorboards, bedframes – are now given new signi cance as art objects that serve to memorialize the past as it is embodied in our homes.
July 14 - September 11, 2016
Throughout history ceramic objects decorated with patterns have traveled the world. Moved by mechanisms of trade, colonialism and migration, they serve as portable markers and transmitters of cultural information. Three artists take these objects and their ornamentation as a starting point, creating works that act as emblems of migration, cultural exchange and hybridization
BASIL ALZERI, PANSEE ATTA, SONNY ASSU, CINDY BLAŽEVIC ́, VANESSA DION FLETCHER, CHERYL L’HIRONDELLE, KRISTIE MACDONALD, MERYL MCMASTER, ABDI OSMAN
Featured exhibition in the scotiabank contact photography festival
May 5 - July 13, 2016
Nine artists explore the image and document as critical sites for complicating dominant settler-colonial narratives of Canadian identity. In doing so, they demonstrate nuanced examples of what it means to "belong" on the land now known as Canada through their material (re)negotiations of the postcard, passport, scrapbook, landscape, portrait, treaty and wampum.
February 25 - April 10, 2016
In a new body of work, Claire Scherzinger examines the relationship between drawing, painting and sculpture as a spectrum of exchange of information and knowledge between the image and the object.
OUTI PIESKI, WALLY DION, WENDY RED STAR, MELISSA GENERAL, AMY MALBEUF, SHUVINAI ASHOONA, NICOTYE SAMAYUALIE
February 25 - April 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 25, 6–8 pm
Change Makers aims to re-evaluate the relationship between Aboriginal and Western cultures. This exhibition celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s recent commitment to the study and exhibition of Indigenous art while providing diverse responses to what it means to be Indigenous today. Through their works, the artists engage with ideas of self-representation to question colonial narratives and present parallel histories while exploring relationships between the spiritual, the uncanny and every day.