Contact

Art Gallery

Art at PAMA: 50 Years of Collecting

Art at PAMA: 50 Years of Collecting

On now until January 13, 2019

Featuring a range of artworks by prominent historical and contemporary artists, this special exhibition focuses on fifty years of art collecting at PAMA. Recent acquisitions by photographer Michael Awad, mid-century painter Florence Vale, and Aboriginal printmaker Alex Janvier will be on view for the first time. Come explore the rich scope of a growing collection. There is work in a variety of styles and subject matter to satisfy every taste!  

Berthe Des Clayes, British/Canadian (1877-1969)
Reaping Melbourne, n.d. Oil on canvas
Gift of Marilyn McGuigan, 2007
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

Murray Laufer: More Than Skin Deep

Murray Laufer: More Than Skin Deep

On now until January 13, 2019

This retrospective exhibition charts the artistic development of Toronto-based artist Murray Laufer who has long been preoccupied with the central idea of life and death. Two main bodies of work emerge: portraiture and the human and animal form. Laufer examines the living experience through character impressions in the first, and the flawed and aging body in the second revealing that who we are on the inside--both literally and metaphorically--is more than skin deep.  

Murray Laufer, Canadian (b. 1929)
A Descent from a Cross, 1999
mixed media on canvas
236.3 x 152.5 x 46.5 cm
Courtesy of the Artist