Gordon Shadrach

Permanent Collection at AGH

We were thrilled to attend the opening of the current permanent collection exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton last weekend, which includes the newly acquired piece Trade by Gordon Shadrach. Located on Gallery Level 2, this rotating exhibition provides insight into the institutes curatorial vision and history, and includes the work of Meryl McMaster, Edward Burtynsky and Michael Snow among others. 


The AGH Curatorial team, led by Tobi Bruce, are informed by the following enquiries:

"How can artwork reflect the shifting perspectives and priorities of artists over time? How does the work reflect our changing views of land and place, identity, abstraction, our social fabric?  How do the works speak to—or confront—each other across a room?"


Trade by Gordon Shadrach, was the title piece to the artist's most recent exhibition at United Contemporary in October 2021. This body of work extends the artist’s exploration of Black masculinity and strength, through a new body of work that examines how African Diasporic people were exploited to benefit their oppressors in the American Revolution. This solo exhibition confronts the systems of power that utilizes Black bodies for personal and corporate gain, both historically and in present day. 


Running concurrently is Michèle Pearson Clarke's, Muscle Memory, which explores the vulnerability of queer female masculinity.


Learn more about Gordon Shadrach.

March 29, 2022