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seams and strata

March 14, 2024 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST This is a recurring event. See all events.

black and white drawing of grass

Art Gallery of Peterborough

Tel: 705-743-9179

Art Gallery of Peterborough

250 Crescent Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2G1 Canada
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As the Art Gallery of Peterborough enters its 50th anniversary year in 2024, we are digging into our archives and reconnecting with our founders to engage with our past. Looking through old photographs and archives offers us a chance to marvel at where we’ve been and where we’ve come from; at what has changed and what remains. Sifting through filing cabinets packed with layers of paperwork, notes, and images feels a bit like an archeological dig. We make careful work of it, pausing when we unearth something precious, like a handwritten letter on fine paper or a photograph with younger versions of familiar faces.

This juried exhibition invited artists to submit original works of art that resonate with themes of legacy, archives, nostalgia, ghosts, memory, survival, and growth.

Tree rings and stratified rock mark the passage of time and changing conditions, like layers of once fashionable wallpaper. The strata of our lives can be studied and excavated, unleashing seams of joy, curiosity, wonder, or grief. Throughout three ramps and the main gallery, works by fifty-five artists bring forward the findings of their own excavations.