The Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA) is proud to announce that it’s hosting the work of two contemporary artists this winter.

The first exhibition Jagdeep Raina: Chase runs from now until May 24. Raina’s moving and expressive textiles and drawings explore memory and a sense of community. This exhibition will be curated by Shauna McCabe and organized by the Art Gallery of Guelph with support from the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

Jagdeep Raina was born and currently lives in Guelph. He also shares stories of the Sikh diaspora as well as stories from his personal records and those of his family—who were among the first Sikh immigrants in Southern Ontario. He also shares oral and archival histories of the wider pioneering Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh diaspora.

There will be a meet and greet with Raina in the exhibit along with a film screening and discussion with Raina’s special guests Pamila Matharu and Sarindar Dhaliwal on Saturday, February 29 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PAMA will introduce Winnipeg artist Simon Hughes in his first solo exhibition Simon Hughes: Works, 2001-2020. Hughes will make an appearance on Thursday, March 5 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and will take guests on a tour of his work, some of which he will be presenting for the very first time.

Hughes’s work—which focuses on interior scenes of artist studios, whimsical architectural structures, rural and cityscapes, icebergs and mountain views—represent a window into the imaginative and mysterious.

Get more info about these shows and any other PAMA activities here.