– Gallery reopens with new exhibitions on June 10 –
June 6, 2023 – Three new exhibitions will be on view at Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) this summer, including one of the country’s most impressive private collections of Canadian art.
CCAG is thrilled to be bringing the exhibition Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art to Charlottetown this summer. This nationally touring exhibition tells the story of Nova Scotia’s Sobey family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art. It braids together works by early European newcomers, titans of Canadian 20th century art such as Emily Carr and various members of the Group of Seven, a rich display by the Québec Impressionists and Les Automatistes, as well as trailblazing artists of today, including contemporary Indigenous artist Kent Monkman.
Organized and circulated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by Sarah Milroy, Generations is on view from June 10 – September 10.
Also on view starting June 10, Human Capital presents work that offers insight into the impact of Canada’s immigration policies and history: how it treats humans as capital, and the role it plays in shaping the complex and contested formation of a “Canadian identity”. The exhibition features work by Jeannie Mah, Esmaa Mohamoud, Shellie Zhang, and more.
“Canadian immigration policies have historically focused on maximizing economic contributions, and the admittance of newcomers is driven primarily by the industrial demands of the country,” says curator Tak Pham. “The exhibition asks: What is lost when human potential is measured as units of capital?”
Organized and circulated by MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, SK), Human Capital is on view from June 10 – September 30.
A third exhibition titled Conversation Pieces is currently featured in the Frederic S. and Ogden Martin Concourse Gallery until September 3. It contains a selection of artworks in and about dialogue from CCAG’s permanent collection.
These exhibitions will be displayed at the Summer Gallery Opening on Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The evening reception will begin in Studio 1 with snacks, a cash bar, music from the group Somewhere Soon. After opening remarks and curatorial introductions to the exhibitions, guests will be invited to make their way to the Gallery to explore the exciting range of artwork on view.
Confederation Centre Art Gallery is closed until June 10 to prepare for these upcoming exhibitions.
The digital exhibition The Anne of Green Gables Manuscript: L.M. Montgomery and the Creation of Anne is available at annemanuscript.ca. Visitors can explore all the handwritten pages of Montgomery’s beloved novel and learn about her creative process, her legacies, and her Island through expert commentary and interactive material.
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Cutline: Esmaa Mohamoud, Deeper the Wounded, Deeper the Roots (1), 2019, 101.6 x 152.4 cm, archival pigment print on paper, edition 1 of 5 (1 AP). Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2021-01.