Ways of Seeing

Crescent Hill Gallery


October 20 – November 20, 2023
Opening Event: Friday, October 20, 6-9 pm | Register on Eventbrite
Crescent Hill Gallery, Mississauga
Virtual Companion Exhibition launching Monday, October 23.

Curatorial Statement

This exhibition aims to highlight the ways in which individuals view and experience a work of art. It also touches on the diversity of unique perspectives and stylistic inclinations of the artists represented by Crescent Hill.

John Berger, art critic and writer, wrote a brilliant book in 1972 called Ways of Seeing. He considered the ways in which people look at paintings. The way an individual views a work of art is influenced by their experience, knowledge, and beliefs within their broader socio-economic dynamic. He believed images could be read just like text but the words and themes brought to mind were influenced by the viewers’ unique lens. Historically, art historians and the wealthy elite have obscured ideologies hidden within the context of art. The amount of context we receive from a work of art influences how we interpret visual information. If little to no context is given we fill in the blanks ourselves and think more critically. This rings true today as well.

This collection of original artwork will be dynamic and inspiring. The gallery will be curated to facilitate natural discovery and conversation. Invite your friends and family and get your tickets before they’re gone!

Get on the guest list by registering on our Facebook event page, or the Eventbrite ticket page.

About the Artists

The artists at Crescent Hill Gallery are showcasing their newest artworks for the opening of the gallery’s fall collection. New works are expected by the following Canadian artists:

Victor Tkachenko | Vladan Ignatovic | Eduard Gurevich | Mishel Schwartz | Judy Willemsma | Maya Eventov | Emilija Pasagic | Eleanor Lowden | Monika Wright | Paige Ring | Pietro Adamo | Peter Panov | Tiffany Miller | Victor Nemo | Bob Arrigo | Harold Braul | Min Ma | Peter Kirkland | Lee Munn | Tom Kerwin | Miguel Freitas | Marie-Claude Boucher | Leif Ostlund | Annette Kraft van Ermel | Tim De Rose
And three new artists… Kathyrn Doner, Tyler Matheson, and Nelson EOB!!

Upcoming Exhibition…

Bijoux: Winter Miniature Market
Opening at the gallery: Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 11am – 4pm
The exhibition will run until January 5, 2024

Head to Crescent Hill Gallery for the opening event of their miniature exhibition, Bijoux (little jewels). They will showcase original artwork under 30×30 inches created by their gallery artists. These pieces make excellent gifts or great additions to your own art collection. Original pieces in acrylic, oil, mixed media, and collage will be shown along with some small sculptural objects. Reach out to your loved ones this holiday season with a one-of-a-kind work of art that speaks to their individuality.

Crescent will be hosting a live performance from local musicians Sonority Sisters, Clare Semes and Kelly Zimba Lukic. The performance is written and composed by Clare, Kelly and five other Toronto-based composers. The music stiches together six diverse communities in Toronto, with each composer having 2 minutes to share their perspective through their music. This unique listening experience will take place between 12pm and 1pm at the gallery during the event!

About Crescent Hill Gallery

Over the past 40 years, Crescent has proudly celebrated the work of Canada’s finest living artists. Art admirers and collectors worldwide equate Crescent Hill Art Gallery with a sophisticated eye and first-class collector experience, largely thanks to their committed staff and diverse collection of original art. They enjoy fostering both long-term and new relationships with our patrons.

Crescent Hill Gallery is a 5,600-square-foot original art gallery in Mississauga located in Mississauga on the border of Oakville that has both in-gallery and online art exhibitions. Browse our extensive original art collection to find the piece that engages and inspires you.

Land Acknowledgement

Crescent Hill acknowledges the lands which constitute the present-day City of Mississauga as being part of the Treaty and Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, The Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat and Wyandot Nations. Crescent Hill recognizes these peoples and their ancestors as peoples who inhabited these lands since time immemorial. The City of Mississauga is home to many global Indigenous Peoples.

As a municipality, the City of Mississauga is actively working towards reconciliation by confronting their past and present, providing space for Indigenous peoples within their territory, to recognize and uphold their Treaty Rights and to support Indigenous Peoples. Crescent Hill formally recognizes the Anishinaabe origins and continue to make Mississauga and the gallery a safe space for all Indigenous peoples.

Image credits: Crescent Hill Gallery

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Crescent Hill Gallery
2575 Dundas Street West, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON L5K 2M6
(905) 820-2233

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Crescent Hill Gallery is fully accessible and has free parking.