Collecting is often regarded as a fundamental and universal human instinct and an activity shared by all cultures around the globe. The history of collecting has been written in great detail by many scholars, and include the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and Renaissance Europe, Edo Japan, the Ming and Qing dynasties of […]
About Face is a collection of figurative representations by local artists in the Massey Sales Gallery.
Our permanent collection is an important educational resource for the Gallery and it also contributes to many of our exhibitions; but, how did the collection come to be? Where did it come from? Who built it and for whom?
Contemporary artists Angela Teng, Shelley Penfold and Jess Willa Wheaton employ an innovative approach to mixed media. Their work simultaneously evokes curiosity and offers a destabilizing composition for the viewer.