For Immediate Release: April 28, 2017


The Art Gallery of thrilled to present three new exhibitions for summer! Please join us in celebration at the opening reception. Artists and Guest Curator will be in attendance.

SUMMER EXHIBITIONS OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 4, 6 - 9 PM

FREE bus from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W, Toronto), departing at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto. RSVP on Eventbrite!


Madeline, Ann, and Peter. Agnes Rees, Elbow Falls, Alberta. Dye coupler print, 1969, 8.8 cm x 8.7 cm. 
Courtesy of Ann Bassnett.



THE FAMILY CAMERA: MISSING CHAPTERS
May 4 - August 27, 2017

One Exhibition. Two Locations.
Art Gallery of Mississauga: May 4 - August 27, 2017
Royal Ontario Museum: May 6 - October 29, 2017

Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with  The Family Camera , organized by The Royal Ontario Museum and co-presented with the Art Gallery of Mississauga. This exhibition explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation. Exclusively at AGM,  Missing Chapters considers family photos that are lost, destroyed, abandoned or never taken, featuring an installation by artist Dinh Q. Lê.

Tour and Talk with Guest Curator Deepali Dewan: Sunday June 17, 1 PM
Please check the AGM website for the latest information on events and programming. 

To learn more about The Family Camera Network project, please visit  familycameranetwork.org.

The Family Camera is presented by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and is being held at both institutions with the support of The Family Camera Network. It is curated by a curatorial team led by Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and includes Thy Phu, Julie Crooks, Sarah Bassnett, Jennifer Orpana, Sarah Parsons, and Silvia Forni.




Above: Annie MacDonell,  Untitled Collage, 2017, collage on paper (detail). Courtesy of the artist.


ANNIE MACDONELL | THE LEVELLERS
May 4 - June 18, 2017

The Levellers  extends Annie MacDonell's ongoing research and exploration of acts of political resistance, with a focus on gestures of refusal/withdrawal and instances in which the body is used as a site of political action. To level is to make even, to redress an imbalance. The gestures that MacDonell is fascinated by are illustrative of the strange and amorphous effect that going limp has on the balance of power between the individual and the apparatus of the state.

Annie MacDonell Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 1 PM
Join us for a double-bill artist talk with Annie MacDonell speaking about her exhibition and practice, followed by Vivek Shraya, who will discuss her exhibition and multi-disciplinary art practice.

Above: Vivek Shraya, Trisha 2b, Digital print (detail)  Courtesy of the artist.


VIVEK SHRAYA | TRISHA | XIT-RM
May 4 - June 18, 2017

Trisha  is a photo essay from Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, musician and writer Vivek Shraya. Shraya recreates the scenes from vintage photographs of her mother as a way of both asserting connection and discovering difference between their experiences of femininity.

Vivek Shraya Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 1 PM
Double-bill artist talk with Annie MacDonell!

The XIT-RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions made possible with the generous support of the RBC Foundation.




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