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.
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.
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:
The exhibition, “Caledon”, is now hanging at the Millcroft Inn & Spa in Caledon, Ontario, until October 18, 2015. It features 17 of Peter Dusek’s limited edition minimalist landscape photographs showing the tranquil beauty of the Caledon region, available for sale, framed in sizes ranging from 21 x 17″ to 42 x 42″. The works in the show can be seen by clicking here.