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.”
It was a very exciting evening last night: Peter received Honourable Mention at the Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works. The exhibition is open until October 16 at the Papermill Gallery in Todmorden Mills, Toronto.
The OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works art show opens today and runs until October 16. Peter’s piece, Reaching, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016 in the Museum size, 48 x 48″ framed under acrylic to 51 x 51″ will be on display along with other OSA artists. The exhibition takes place at the Papermill Gallery in Todmorden Mills, Rosedale, Toronto. The public is welcome to the opening reception on Thursday, October 6 from 5 to 8pm.
Fourteen of Peter’s works from the central Ontario region of Canada are now on display at The Millcroft Inn & Spa in the town of Alton in Caledon, Ontario until October 30, 2016. The pieces add a touch of luxurious elegance to the Inn and are for sale, sized from 21 x 17″ to 39 x 39″.
The Society of Canadian Artists 48th Open National Juried Exhibition — “Large Works Show” opened yesterday. The exhibition runs from July 11 to August 11 at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery. I am looking forward to attending the opening reception, which will be on Sunday, July 17th from 2 to 4pm. All art in the show can be seen (and purchased online) here:
I’m heading down tonight to the opening reception for the Elora Arts Council’s Insights exhibition at the Wellington County Museum & Archives in Fergus. Looking forward to the presentations and chatting with people. My piece in the show is “Morning Rays” framed to 29 x 35.5″, which is a photograph of the northern edge of Hockley Valley in Ontario showing layers of hills and trees and the sun’s rays lit up by the cold autumn morning’s mist. I still remember how the temperature was close to zero degrees Celsius and how my hands were stiffening up with the cold. The sun’s warm rays were most welcome. “Morning Rays” is part of my Tranquility series, which was originally shown at Abbozzo Gallery in 2015. Two editions of “Morning Rays” hang at the two Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Toronto.
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.
I am proud to donate a print to the Brain Injury Society of Toronto for their Birdies for Brain Injury Golf Tournament silent auction on June 24, 2016 at Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Mississauga. The print, “Seclusion” is sized 8 x 8″ framed under anti-reflective ArtGlass to 17 x 21″ and is valued at $600. Part of my Georgian Bay and Muskoka series, the photograph was made on the shores of the Georgian Bay in Dillon, Ontario, north of Parry Sound. It features a silhouette and reflection of pine trees on an island across the water. If one looks very closely, a hidden cottage is revealed among the trees. The print is also available in three other sizes: 20 x 20″, 36 x 36″, and 48 x 48″, in editions of 10, 10, and 5, respectively.
I am very excited to receive International Photographer of the Year, Honourable Mention in the Fine Art Landscape, Professional category at the IPOTY 2015 international photography contest for work from my series Tranquility.