THAT’S SO RANDOM: Highlights from the Art Gallery Collection

June 17 to Sept 3, 2023, Art Gallery

To mark the 55th anniversary of PAMA, the art gallery staff delved deep into the vault to each select work that speaks to the breadth of the art collection. This is an opportunity to reflect on the composition of our holdings that have defined our collecting practices for over five decades.

We are pleased to present a diverse palette of work that demonstrates the rich trajectory of (mostly) contemporary art and our efforts to grow a vibrant and relevant collection that includes art by women, Indigenous peoples, and other underrepresented groups of artists.

Some of the work featured in this exhibition has never been shown at PAMA before or has not been on display in quite some time. An exhibition as random as this is a rare occasion to bring together familiar and new work. It just so happens to be our favorite, too.

that's so random artist picture

Owen Gordon, Jamaican/Canadian (1946-)

The Heist, 2015 mixed media collage on paper

Purchased with funds from the David Somers Works on Paper Endowment, 2020

© Owen Gordon