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March 23, 2012

Late last year, the three of us met to adjudicate for the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s inaugural Triennial (occurring every third year). Colleagues Fynn Leitch from Peterborough’s artist-run Artspace, Linda Jansma from the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and I met up to review 116 applications from artist living in eight municipal regions. I clearly recall the jurying process was stream-lined and efficient thanks to AGP staff Anca Pascalau and Curator Carla Garnet.

Triennial opens @ AGP

Selecting work is one thing, but arranging and organizing group exhibition of this scale is another. This culmination of hard work by the AGP team and the 75 artists featured in this year’s Triennial are now on view in Peterborough. I enjoyed seeing the salon-style abstract and landscape groupings punctuated with more contemplative moments in-between. This show’s got it all—a diverse mélange of pictorial and conceptual approaches. But is there a hidden theme that runs through the show? If you’ve seen the show, let me know what you think. The show continues until April 29…