ED PIEN

SHADOWED LAND

September 22, 2016 - January 1, 2017

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.

 


Mary Ma

ECLIPSE

September 22, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Mary Ma’s video projection-based installation invokes the seductive appeal of both celestial and terrestrial bodies and the otherworldly, transformative aspects of our interactions with the stars and bodies of water.


Olga Kloswski

Open Concept

July 14 - September 11, 2016

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.


DIYAN ACHJADI, SOHEILA ESFAHANI, SANAZ MAZINANI

Pattern Migration

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


Mark Kasumovic

INSTRUMENTAL

May 5 - July 13, 2016

Mark Kasumovic’s photographs of scientific instruments and facilities offer an investigation into how advances in technology have altered the previously symbiotic relationship of photography to the material world.


BASIL ALZERI, PANSEE ATTA, SONNY ASSU, CINDY BLAŽEVIC ́, VANESSA DION FLETCHER, CHERYL L’HIRONDELLE, KRISTIE MACDONALD, MERYL MCMASTER, ABDI OSMAN

Canadian Belongings

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.


CLAIRE SCHERZINGER| XIT-RM

THE ZENITH OF MY UNDERSTANDING IS LIKE WATER IN A THIMBLE

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.


FIONA KINSELLA

PUSHING PAINT

February 25 - April 10, 2016

Fiona Kinsella takes the physicality and organic qualities of oil paint as her starting point, pushing the medium to become more than surface pigmentation, into the realm of the sculptural - to grow, shift, change, to build up and to decay.


CHANGE MAKERS

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.