I am proud to have two pieces — Cattail Party and Dunedin Crest — accepted into the Society of Canadian Artists 49th Open International Exhibition, which will run from September 7 to 17, at the Papermill Gallery at the historic Todmorden Mills heritage site in Rosedale, Toronto. Todmorden Mills is located at 67 Pottery Road, Toronto. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 7 to 9pm.
I am very honoured to be representing Canadian art and photography at the Louisville Photo Biennial in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, this fall, with Shibumi, a two artist exhibition. It will be a great pleasure to show my work with Louisville artist Matt Gatton’s iconic photographic sculptures at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana, halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati. The exhibition will open the last week of September and run till around the end of November or early December. The exact dates of the exhibition will be announced soon. The opening reception with the artists will be on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Peter’s upcoming exhibition, “Serenity”, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival opens next week, on April 29, with an opening reception from 1 to 4pm. The exhibition information is now online on the CONTACT Festival website.
International award-winning Canadian artist Peter Dusek (www.peterdusek.com) presents Serenity: Inspired by the philosophies of Japanese Zen and Chinese Tao, Serenity is an exhibition of contemplative minimalist photographs distilling the elements of Ontario’s Muskoka and Georgian Bay region into their purest form. Like slowly sinking into a warm bath, the exhibition will remove the viewer from the chaos of modern life and instill a feeling of Serenity in the heart and mind. Serenity is part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and will take place at Abbozzo Gallery at 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 128, Toronto from April 29 to May 27 with the opening reception with the artist on Saturday, April 29th, from 1 to 4pm.
We just published a artistically beautiful documentary, called Finding Zen, which describes my work process and gives insight as to what drives me to create my art. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed filming it. Click the full-screen icon in the bottom right of the YouTube window to see it in all its beauty.
Thanks to Stephen Vacheff of Vacheff Videography for his brilliant film-making.
I am excited and honoured to say the I have been accepted as an Elected Member into the Society of Canadian Artists, Canada’s national art organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. I had two pieces as a guest in an SCA open exhibition earlier this year and look forward to participating in many more as a member.
Peter’s award-winning, Zen-inspired art exhibition, “Tranquility”, is now installed and open at the Headwaters Arts Gallery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Alton, Caledon, Ontario. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception, which will take place on Saturday, October 15, from 1 to 4pm. The works were first exhibited at Abbozzo Gallery, where Peter is represented, in Toronto in 2015, and sold over two and a quarter times over at the initial showing with Saks Fifth Avenue from New York City purchasing two complete sets to represent Canadian Art at the two stores they opened in Toronto this year. Works from the exhibition have received international awards including “Best Work By An Emerging Artist” by the Ontario Society of Artists and “Best of 2015″ by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). All 19 pieces are available for purchase in limited editions in three sizes: framed to 21 x 17″, 29 x 29″, and 42 x 42”.
“In today’s world, the eyes and the soul are assaulted by a myriad of things, causing us to lose our focus, become scattered, and even blinded to the simple beauty hidden around us. Peter Dusek is an international award-winning Canadian photographer whose toned black and white photographs give us a glimpse of this hidden beauty, a beauty hidden like a special shell amongst the pebbles on a beach. Inspired by the simplicity of Zen, Peter places a strong emphasis on balance and negative space and his artistic design goal is “as little as possible, as much as necessary”, giving an almost abstract quality to his intimate landscapes. His style embodies the Japanese design aesthetic of shibumi, which means “a quiet elegance”. In this simplicity can be found the tranquility and perhaps even the happiness that often eludes us.”
Peter is very honoured that Global Furniture Group has acquired ten large pieces of his work, framed up to 60 x 60″, for their collection, to be used in their international corporate showroom in Toronto. Many of the toned black and white photographs were selected from Peter’s new work along the shores of the Georgian Bay and the Muskoka region of Ontario. Visitors to the offices will be able to see, and more importantly, feel, the beauty of Canada’s landscape. The photographs feature elegant glimpses of Ontario’s landscape features on land or water, distilled down to their essence with Peter’s minimalist Zen-inspired approach.
Views of the installation can be seen by clicking here:
I am very thrilled that the jurors of the Society of Canadian Artists have selected two of my pieces for the SCA 48th Open National Juried Exhibition, “Large Works Show”, which will take place at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery from July 17 to August 11, 2016. The two pieces, “Shodo” and “Cheltenham Badlands, Study 1”, are part of my series, “Tranquility“, first seen at Abbozzo Gallery in 2015, and both part of the Saks Fifth Avenue collections at the Toronto Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens stores. The opening reception will be on Sunday, July 17th from 2 to 4pm at the centre, located at 399 The West Mall Toronto ON M9C 2Y2.