For Immediate Release
October 4, 2001

David Somers, Curator
Peel Heritage Complex
905-791-4055, Ext. 2112

Paintings by John Anderson at the Peel Heritage Complex

(Brampton) - On October 10, 2001, the Art Gallery of Peel will officially open the exhibition Claireville Paintings: A Last Pastoral by Toronto-based artist John Anderson.

A practising artist and lecturer in art history for over three decades, Anderson depicts the Greater Toronto Area and Peel Region in lyrical landscape paintings. In his recent series of work, painted in and near the Claireville Conservation Area, Anderson captures a rustic environment threatened by suburban development and encroached upon by highways and industry.

"By painting at the city's fringes, Anderson approaches the romanticized notion of pastoral landscape from a contemporary standpoint, revealing some of the troubling dichotomies of modern existence," says David Somers, Curator, Peel Heritage Complex.

Claireville Paintings: A Last Pastoral will continue until November 18, 2001.

The Peel Heritage Complex is operated by the Region of Peel and located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. The Complex is open to the public Monday through Friday: 10 - 4:30 p.m; weekends:
12 - 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings: 6 - 9 p.m. Admission fees are $2.50 for adults; seniors $1.50; students $1 and families $7. For further information please contact David Somers, Curator, 905-791-4055, Ext. 2112.

The Peel Heritage Complex is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and Region of Peel Archives. Together they collect, preserve and display a wide variety of materials related to Peel's heritage.

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