Presently

Presently

a juried exhibition

Emma Aurelia, Peter Barron, JoEllen Brydon, Tia Cavanagh, Christian Chapman, John Climenhage, Megan Cole, Tonya Corkey, Fiona Crangle, Andrew Cripps, Sadiqa de Meijer,  Jordan Dunlop, Teri Donovan, Holly Edwards, Henry Fernandes, Carol Forbes, Ale Groen, Julianne Gladstone, Jessica Hanzelkova, Emma Hesse, Ashley Johnson, Darcie Kennedy, Eryn Lidster, Jane LowBeer, Tara Lynn MacDougall, Katika Marczell, Beth McCubbin, Ian McLean, Andrew McPhail, Amber Helene Müller St Thomas, Yuripman Napoles Pereira, Alissa Ohashi, Paul Oldham, Kelly O’Neill, Tristan Peirce, Nadja Pelkey, Alison Postma, Andrew Rabyniuk, Matt Rogalsky, lo scott, Sheldon Storey, Wendy Trusler, Joel Matthew Warkentin, Jem Woolidge, Brandon Wulff, and David Yu

In September of this year, the AGP promoted a call for submissions inviting artists to submit new, recent, or past works that resonate with the contemporary moment.  A jury comprised of Sonya Jones (Curator of Collections at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery), Dyan Marie (practicing artist and a founder of C-Magazine, Cold City Gallery, DIG IN, Walk Here, Dupont Projects, BIG: Bloor Improvement Group, and the BIG On Bloor Festival), and Clayton Windatt (a Métis non–binary multi-artist currently Executive Director of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/La Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés) selected from works submitted by 179 artists living across Canada and beyond. The Art Gallery of Peterborough is grateful for the care, dedication, and experience they contributed to this process. Sonya, Dyan, and Clayton wish to extend their deepest appreciation to all those who applied and express the awe they felt learning about your work. It was a truly impressive response.  

This moment, complex and layered, merits a complicated response. Gathered here are works bringing forward themes of transition, anxiety, frustration, comfort, boredom, resistance, vulnerability, urgency, and resilience. Expressed through painting, needlework and textile, installation, film and video, photography, pottery, image transfer, drawing, text, collage, printmaking, assemblage performance, and sculpture, a conversation between artists who may never meet face-to-face hums and ticks in aggregate.

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Sadiqa de Meijer and Matt Rogalsky, Chronology of the Emergency, 2020, video projection

 

The artists, Sadiqa de Meijer and Matt Rogalsky, have generously provided their video work, “Chronology of the Emergency,” for you to view online. This work is included in Presently, a juried exhibition.

Live Stream with artist David Yu

This Live Stream was recorded live via Zoom to the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s Facebook page on April 24, 2021 at 2 PM. In this video, AGP Curator, Fynn Leitch, chats with David about his practice, lockdowns, and playing with expectations. Portions of David Yu’s “x-in-waiting” are installed in “Presently.” An ongoing series created during the COVID-19 quarantine, each video documents an 8-minute durational performance for the camera in which the artist symbolically engages in a form of meditation/occupation of his choosing using household items to playfully acknowledge the current situation.

Presently: Mini Tours

With our facility closed to the public, we’ve been finding ways to bring our current exhibitions to you at home. Please enjoy these Mini Tours that spotlight some of the overlapping themes explored by these 46 artists. Check out all of our Mini Tours below. Note: For the best experience, we recommend viewing the photos for each post on the Facebook platform by clicking the blue Facebook logo on the upper right corner of each post, where applicable. That way you don’t miss anything!

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Mini Tour: Separation

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Mini Tour: Barriers

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Mini Tour: Fibres

Check out Selections from the Collection in the Time of COVID, guest curated by Jane LowBeer.

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Mini Tour: Installation

TW: themes of domestic violence beginning at 2:48

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Mini Tour: Balance

Mini Tour: Isolation

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Mini Tour: Anxiety

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Mini Tour: Jem Woolidge in Conversation

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Mini Tour: Place

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Mini Tour: Photography

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Mini Tour: JoEllen Brydon in Conversation

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Mini Tour: Process

Check out our Studio Online activities inspired by each of these artists.

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Mini Tour: Personal Histories

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