The Art Gallery of Mississauga is honoured to present a satellite exhibition of Pattern Migration at Square One as part of the launch of their new luxury wing. This phenomenal opportunity to display an extension of the exhibition outside of the Gallery’s walls is part of our mandate to bring art to the community and the community to art. The satellite exhibition presents visitors of the shopping centre with a taste of the works being shown at the AGM, just a few steps away in the Mississauga Civic Centre.
The artists featured in this exhibition take patterns found on ceramics as a reference point, modifying and transforming them across various mediums and locales. Such patterns serve as metaphors for notions of home, migration, cross-cultural exchange, and hybridization.
Across from Holt Renfrew, a massive 200×40-foot hoarding wall has been transformed into an exhibition space with large prints of Sanaz Mazinani’s work, a digital animation by Diyan Achjadi, and illuminated display cases featuring figurines by Soheila Esfahani.
The unconventional setting facilitates an intermingling of the Gallery with new diverse audiences and perspectives. We hope to surprise visitors with an injection of critical, aesthetic content, and the potential to transform their experience of the space. At this new site, Pattern Migration aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm, and explore the space of Square One as an epicentre for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.
For more information on the exhibition, please see the AGM’s website.
This exhibition is generously supported by Square One Shopping Centre, Managed with Pride by Oxford Properties.