July 7 – August 30, 2020
Like so many other cultural organizations throughout the world this year, the Art Gallery of Guelph had to temporarily suspend its regular artistic programming. At a time when we could not open our doors to visitors, we were still committed to ensuring that the general public would be able to continue to engage with our installations and collection.
New Art Now: Recent Acquisitions is the physical iteration of two online exhibitions featuring works that the AGG has acquired over the past five years. The pieces shown here span a variety of media that include painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and video. As most institutions only display close to 10 percent of the works within their collections, New Art Now: Recent Acquisitions offers a glimpse of some of the recent contemporary works acquired by the gallery, insight into the scope of the AGG’s collecting activities, as well as a sampling of some of the compelling work that is being produced by Canadian artists.
New Art Now: Recent Acquisitions is organized by the Art Gallery of Guelph and curated by Sally Frater, Curator of Contemporary Art.
Image detail: William Eakin, Bottlecap 3321 (Orange Coloured Winnipeg), 2001, 33 × 33 cm. Gift of Leo Kamen, 2016, Art Gallery of Guelph Collection