Regarding Space Exhibition: Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics at PAMA
Brampton, ON (Thursday, July 12) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) presents a collaborative photography show featuring the works of Michigan-based artist Cynthia Greig and Toronto’s Vid Ingelevics. Regarding Space: Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics opens on July 19 and runs until September 30.
*Media will be invited to meet and interview the artists ahead of the Exhibition Opening. Watch for our invitation in a media advisory.
The Exhibition brings together works by two well-known contemporary photographers that look at institutional spaces in which art is normally viewed. In their large-scale colour photographs, Greig and Ingelevics shift focus away from the art intended for the visitors’ view, to the gallery space itself. Gallery goers are encouraged to reflect on the relationship between works of art and the exhibition environment where they are hung.
Regarding Space is a melding of two distinct projects – Ingelevics’ Between art & Art and Greig’s Threshold. In his series of photographs, Ingelevics focuses the camera’s lens on the transitional areas of major North American and European art institutions, capturing, as if in passing, an exhibited artwork here and there. Ingelevics works are presented alongside Greig’s photographic suite Threshold where the artist does away entirely with the artwork, representing instead images of visitors staring at bare walls.
“This exhibition utilizes the photographic image of the gallery interior as a window unto the exhibition landscape in the hope of raising awareness that the spatial context in which we view art influences our reception of it,” said PAMA Curator Sharona Adamowicz-Clements.
“Greig and Ingelevics encourage us to think about our own role as spectators (sometimes turned spectacles) and consider how the spaces in which we view art affect our appreciation of it,” she continued. “They ask of us to be mindful of the institutional environment with their enforced conventional modes of conduct and value systems that influence a carefully-designed artistic experience.”
Unique to the PAMA exhibition is the newly created artworks that draw inspiration from the Art Gallery’s grand exhibition rooms and the Archives. Never-before-seen works will showcase images that give evidence to PAMA’s institutional activities. Greig and Ingelevics are insistent on creating a one-of-a-kind experience specific to PAMA.
About the Artists
Cynthia Greig’s work draws inspiration from her diverse background in photography, printmaking, film, art history and museums. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, and have received numerous recognition and awards.
Vid Ingelevics is a Toronto-based artist, writer and independent curator. He currently holds the position of Program Director, Photography, at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University where he also teaches. His artwork and curatorial projects have been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States and Europe.
*High resolution versions of the images are available on request.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages: students, families, adults and seniors. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.