PAMA’s New Art Exhibition – Ronald Bloore: Black and White

Explore the Work of Brampton-born Ronald Bloore at Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) invites you to explore the complexities of black and white composition through a series of captivating drawings by Toronto artist Ronald Bloore. Drawn solely from the art collection at PAMA, Ronald Bloore: Black and White features 27 unique works of art on paper curated by resident senior curator Darrin Martens.

“Experiencing Ronald Bloore’s Sumi drawings at PAMA provides visitors with an opportunity to compare the mechanics of our lives through art. Bloore’s highly graphic, intimate and expressive drawings allow us to consider relationships, patterns and form in entirely new ways. They narrate a journey into the brilliance that only black and white compositions can provide” states Senior Curator of Art, Darrin Martens.

Ronald Bloore: Black and White  will be on view until Tuesday, May 28.This selection of works examines compositional space and brings together a lesser known vein of the artist’s career providing PAMA the opportunity to research and present new ideas about Bloore. In Black and White, Bloore maintains his structural focus while emphasizing a hard-edged approach to abstract forms.

Ronald Langley Bloore, (1925 – 2009) was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. A founding member of the Regina Five, Bloore’s contribution to Canadian art history as an art historian and artist resonate with contemporary practitioners today. “Ronald Bloore was the consummate art professional,” notes PAMA manager Marty Brent. “He strongly believed that a painting had to function as a painting above all else. Any theories, comparisons or influences were irrelevant.”

Form, colour, texture and composition are the hallmarks of Ronald Bloore’s art. This exhibition showcases a series of works that reveal the artist’s willingness to challenge himself and explore new ways of working and communicating his ideas.Enjoy a Curator Talk with PAMA’s Senior Curator of Art Darrin Martenson on Sunday, Feb. 10,  from 2 – 3 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. spend an afternoon celebrating our Winter Exhibitions  which include Ronald Bloore: Black and White, Selections from the Vault and North is Freedom: The Legacy of the Underground Railroad. This free afternoon will include feature speakers, a special performance by the Heritage Singers Canada plus light refreshments. Join us for a  guest Lecture with Timothy Long, Head Curator of the Mackenzie Art Gallery, on Ron Bloore and the Art of Provocation on Sunday, Apr. 7,  from 2 – 3 p.m.

Visit pama.peelregion.ca for details.

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