Allegory of the Cave
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 6pm. FREE bus from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. West, Toronto) at 6pm. Admission to the Gallery of FREE.
Curated by Erin Rutherford.
In 1994, the Art Gallery of Mississauga began collecting artworks for its Permanent Collection. In 1998, the collecting process was placed under a moratorium. In 2013, the moratorium will be lifted.
This exhibition presents artworks from the current AGM Permanent Collection and envisions how the tone of collecting will be modernized as the AGM moves into the future. The placement of artworks within the gallery harkens back to a traditional Salon. Yet upon closer inspection, we notice it is punctuated with difference. A new image and lens-based practices. Paradigm shift: the permanent collection puts the methods and madness of transformation, digitization and rejuvenation on full display: from artwork pairings representative of our new direction to a professional team at work in the Robert Freeman Gallery. Herein we mirror the notions of Thomas Kuhn, with our advancement occurring as a “series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions.” Come join our movement.
For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com
Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario