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Society of Canadian Artists 49th Open International Exhibition

Cattail Party, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, 2017
Dunedin Crest, Clearview, Ontario, Canada, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Art Exhibition in Louisville Photo Biennial in Kentucky, USA

Shodo

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.

“Serenity” Art Exhibition – Abbozzo Gallery – Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

My exhibition, “Serenity”, at Abbozzo Gallery has ended. I would like to thank everyone who attended for an amazing month. It was a pleasure to meet so many great people, some from as far away as Oregon, California, and New Mexico. I hope that everyone enjoyed the art and was inspired. A special thanks to Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Abbozzo Gallery for making the exhibition possible, and also to Global Furniture Group, the Art Dealers Association of Canada, and the Rotary Club of Etobicoke for organizing special events at the exhibition.

Upcoming Solo Exhibition: Serenity

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.

Reaching, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016

 

McMichael Gallery People’s Choice Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who voted — my photograph, Island Lake Dusk, has won the People’s Choice Award at the Ontario Greenbelt / McMichael Canadian Art Collection gallery / Professional Photographers of Canada  photo contest showcasing the waterways of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The photograph will be part of a travelling exhibition that will start at the McMichael gallery in March.

Island Lake Dusk, Island Lake Conservation Area, Mono, Ontario, 2014

Finding Zen, The Movie

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.

Juror’s Comments for OSA Honourable Mention Award

The following descriptive text about Reaching was written for the Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works by juror Anja Karisik from the Loch Gallery in Toronto:

“The third prize goes to the photographer who captured a lone tree standing stoically in a snowy white foreground. It is a tranquil, elegant, and sophisticated scene. The photographer catches the trees leaning subtly to the left while the ground on which it stands slopes gently to the right. The stark negative space is contrasted with the dark graphic lines of the tree. The soft fog-engulfed trees in the background act as a perfect mediator between the contrasting lights and darks of the frontal elements. The simplicity of the work is misleading and therein lies the skill of a fine balance achieved.”