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For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2013

New Exhibition Explores Whether Men and Women Perceive Art Differently


Local Peel Region Artists Present Mars, Venus and the Landscape

BRAMPTON, ON. (March. 6, 2013) – Do men and women perceive and paint the landscape in distinctly different ways? Join the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) as they explore these concepts with Mars, Venus and the Landscape from March 10 to May 19. This exhibition brings together landscape paintings, including familiar Caledon scenery, by four artists in order to examine if it is possible to read gender into a work of art. Artists will also be in attendance at the opening reception on March 10 from 2 – 4 p.m.

“Each of these four artists works within the realist tradition and derives inspiration from their immediate environment,” said Judy Daley, Supervisor/Curator Art Gallery and Education Services, PAMA. “It will be interesting to see whether or not our visitors feel that gender is evident in these paintings.”

Brampton-based artist Lynne Schumacher paints woodland landscapes of trails in Caledon and the Hockley Valley, while artist and former Brampton resident Kate Taylor finds subject matter in the rolling fields surrounding her farm near Erin, Ontario. Toronto-based William Lazos investigates the urban landscape in dynamic and colourful paintings of the Canadian National Exhibition. Inspired by the landscape around his Hanna, Alberta home, Greg Pyra, depicts scenes in which the human presence is seen in isolated farms, a row of telephone poles or distant fence lines.

PAMA also offers interactive programs and events that complement Mars, Venus and the Landscape:

  • Meet the Curator: Judy Daley
    Sunday, March 10
    2:30 p.m.
    FREE with admission

    Curator/Supervisor of Education Services, Judy Daley will lead visitors in a discussion about Mars, Venus and the Landscape and how artists view and paint our world.
  • Enter the Landscape
    Thursday, March 21
    7 p.m.
    FREE with admission

If you are interested in photography as art and hobby, the Brampton Photo Group invites you to join them at PAMA. Mars, Venus and the Landscape will be the focus of a discussion on point-of-view and self expression. A talk by exhibition curator Judy Daley will be followed by an outing and critique with the group on subsequent days. With fellow photo enthusiasts you will use your camera to interpret both built and natural surroundings. A Flickr photo stream of the best photos from the outing, chosen in the critique, will be linked to PAMA's website. To learn more about the Brampton Photo Group, visit bramptonphotogroup.com/WP/

  • Mars, Venus and the Landscape Singles Event
    With Bollywood Boulevard's Veronica Chail
    Sunday, April 7
    2 – 4 p.m.
    Fee: $22 for members and $25 for non members
    Course Code: MVLSE13

Curator Judy Daley and Bollywood Boulevard's Veronica Chail kick-off the program with lively discussion that introduces the exhibition premise. Participants form small teams to speculate and then present their guesses as to which painting reflects a male or female mindset. After the discussions, participants can mix and mingle while enjoying drinks and light refreshments. To register, visit pama.peelregion.ca or call 905-791-4055.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel'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 family-friendly activities and a variety of workshops and programs for all ages. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca for more information.



Judy Daley
Supervisor/Curator Art Gallery & Education Services
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 3631

Karen Flores
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4675

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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