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Art Gallery of Mississauga Exhibitions Explore how the Modern World is seen through Photography April 30 to June 21 2015

From a media release:

Art Gallery of Mississauga Exhibitions Explore how the Modern World is seen through Photography

Three New Exhibitions
Explore how the Modern World is seen through Photography
Chih-Chien Wang | A Person Who Disappears
The View from Here | Group Exhibition
Susan Campbell | Tracing Ambiguity
April 30 - June 21, 2015


(Mississauga) - The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) presents three new exhibitions that examine how the contemporary world is influenced and interpreted through innovative photography. The AGM is proud to be the only venue in Mississauga exhibiting, not one, but two featured exhibitions with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

In one featured exhibition, Montreal artist Chih-Chien Wang presents A Person Who Disappears, a new body of photo-based work exploring ideas of solitude, personal space, intimacy, and definition of the self, inspired by a news report of the mysterious disappearance of a woman and child.

In the AGM's second featured exhibition, The View from Here, five artists (Susan Dobson, Jason Gowans, Toni Hafkenscheid, Clive Holden, and Joshua Jensen-Nagle) investigate the landscape genre through the lens of the tourist gaze and nostalgia. These artists use an array of traditional and inventive techniques ranging from found imagery to video-game based algorithms to address photography's ability to both resemble the world and to make it strange.

Concurrent to the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival exhibitions, Susan Campbell's Tracing Ambiguity photo-based installation explores the design dynamics within urban and suburban spaces, challenging visitors to think differently about the spaces we occupy in our day to day lives and how we move through them.

Members of the media and the public are invited to the Opening Reception on April 30, 6 pm, at the AGM. There will be a free bus from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W, Toronto) at 6 pm, returning at 8 pm.

"The AGM is proud to present three exhibitions which examine photography's relationship to contemporary life and how the medium's influence has developed far beyond its traditional parameters. Touching upon an array of subjects such as nostalgia, video games, and urban spaces, and we invite visitors to contemplate how photography has impacted and shaped aspects of everyday life."
 - Kendra Ainsworth, Assistant Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga

QUICK FACTS 

• The AGM will be exhibiting two featured exhibitions in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Chih-Chien Wang's A Person Who Disappears, and The View from Here.
&buul; Renowned Montreal-based artist Chih-Chien Wang has exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and Gallery 44 and Nuit Blanche in Toronto.
• In conjunction with this series of exhibitions, the AGM will also be offering a FREE photography portfolio review for local and GTA artists to hear feedback about their work.

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