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.
I was very honoured last night to receive the Curry’s Award for “Kung Fu Doodle” (an 8×8″ archival pigment print framed to 17×21″, edition 1 of 10), at the OSA‘s 143rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “Suspension & Motion”, at the John B. Aird gallery at 900 Bay Street Toronto. The exhibition will be open from April 5 to 29 and features 38 superb works of art from some of Ontario’s top artists.
This levity-filled piece, “Kung Fu Doodle” (an 8×8″ archival pigment print framed to 17×21″, edition 1 of 10), was delivered to the John B. Aird gallery in Toronto for the Ontario Society of Artists‘ “Suspension & Motion” 143rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, which will run from April 5 to 29. Everyone is invited to come meet the artists and the artwork at the opening reception on Thursday, April 7th, from 6 – 8pm at the gallery at 900 Bay Street on the ground level.
The second Canadian Saks Fifth Avenue store opened on February 25th at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke and has a complete set of works which Saks purchased from the exhibition, “Tranquility”, which took place at Abbozzo Gallery located in downtown Toronto. The artwork hangs in the Saks Fifth Avenue Club VIP lounge, the men’s made-to-measure VIP room, throughout the rest of the men’s clothing floor, and also in the watches/jewelry department. These works, in limited editions in framed sizes ranging from 17 x 21″ to 42 x 42″ are available to be purchased at Abbozzo Gallery. The entire series of photographs of “Tranquility” can be viewed here.
I was a pleasure to visit the new Canadian Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at the Eaton Centre in Toronto to see art from my exhibition, “Tranquility” at Abbozzo Gallery, in the men’s made-to-measure lounge and in other places throughout the men’s floor. These works, in sizes from 17 x 21″ to 42 x 42″ framed are available to be purchased at Abbozzo Gallery. Pictures follow. The entire series of photographs can be viewed here.