Simranpreet Anand: ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ੇ‘ਚ ਤਰੇੜ | sheeshe ‘ch thareṛ | a crack in the mirror

New Thought-provoking Exhibition on Display at PAMA

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is pleased to welcome a new multi-media exhibition featuring the work of local, Sikh-Punjabi artist Simranpreet Anand this May as part of their Museum Month celebrations.

Simranpreet Anand, ਊਚ ਨੀਚ ਬਬਕਾਰ ਸੁਬਬਤ ਸੰਲਗਨ ਸਭ ਸੁਖ ਛਤਰ ॥ ਬਬਤਰ ਸਤਰੁ ਨ ਕਛੂ ਜਾਨੈ ਸਬਰ ਜੀਅ ਬਸਤ ॥ uooch neech bikaar sukirat sa(n)lagan sabh sukh chhatr || mitr satr na kachhoo jaanai sarab jeea samat || (detail), 2021, chandoa sahib, rihal, chaur sahib, plastic marigolds, plastic rose petals, white sheet, 9’ diameter x 10’ height. Rachel Topham Photography.

ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ੇ‘ਚ ਤਰੇੜ | sheeshe ‘ch thareṛ | a crack in the mirror

On now – September 3, 2023
Guest Curated by Sajdeep Soomal

This exhibition is a survey of multi-media work by artist Simranpreet Anand who has been deeply influenced by her experiences as a young Punjabi-Sikh Canadian. The 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 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. The show opens with ਬੰਦੇ ਚਸਮ ਦੀਦੰ ਫਨਾਇ | bande chasm deedn fanaai (SGGS 723), a body of works that takes the synthetic, plastic-laden material culture that surrounds contemporary Sikh institutions as its starting point. Parallel to this series are works that consider the fabric of everyday life, attending to its embodied histories and gendered contexts of labour.

This exhibition was developed by the Reach Gallery Museum where it previously premiered. It is readapted for its PAMA presentation.

Art Gallery Opening Reception
Saturday, May 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Join us for the opening of crack in the mirror and an artist talk with Simranpreet Anand and Conner Singh VanderBeek, alongside curator Sajdeep Soomal. This event is free, but registration is required.
Register now to reserve your spot.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and 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, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street East in Brampton. Visit to learn more.

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