New exhibition by Panjabi-Sikh artist set to hit PAMA in Brampton

Published April 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm

Those looking for an enriching and illuminating cultural experience might be pleased to hear that the work of artist Simranpreet Anand will be featured at an upcoming exhibit at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton.

A crack in the mirror (ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ੇ ‘ਚ ਤਰੇੜ | sheeshe ‘ch thareṛ), which will feature multi-media work by an artist who has been “deeply influenced by her experiences as a young Punjabi-Sikh-Canadian,” will premiere on April 29 and run until Sept. 3, 2023.

According to PAMA, the upcoming exhibition includes works made in collaboration with ethnomusicologist and scholar Conner Singh VanderBeek.

“Anand’s practice, indebted to familial and cultural community, engages materials and concepts drawn from the histories of Punjab and its diasporas,” the website reads.

“The title of the exhibition, sheeshe ‘ch thareṛ, captures the fissures emerging from the artist’s ongoing encounters with matter and material culture in our globalized world.”

PAMA says the show opens with a body of work that “takes the synthetic, plastic-laden material culture that surrounds contemporary Sikh institutions as its starting point.” The exhibit will also feature works that “consider the fabric of everyday life, attending to its embodied histories and gendered contexts of labour.”

According to PAMA, the exhibition was developed by the Reach Gallery Museum, where it previously premiered.

It has been readapted for its upcoming run at PAMA.