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

 

Ontario Society Of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works

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.

Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works 2016

Ontario Society of Artists 143rd Juried Exhibition Award {Contemporary Art}

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.

Peter Dusek - OSA 143rd Open Juried Exhibition Award

 

Ontario Society of Artists “Suspension & Motion” Annual Juried Exhibition {Canadian Artist}

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.

Kung Fu Doodle
Kung Fu Doodle

 

Saks Fifth Avenue Art {Toronto Art}

I am very pleased to announce that Saks Fifth Avenue from New York City has purchased two copies of my exhibition, Tranquility — 38 pieces in total — to display and represent Canadian art at the two stores are will be opening in the GTA. One store will be at the Toronto Eaton Centre, due to open on February 18th, and the other one, at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke, to open later the same month. It is truly an honour to have been selected as one of the artists to set the mood for Saks Fifth Avenue’s luxury brand. Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto currently has an exhibition of works from Tranquility in their Feature Gallery. Details of the store opening can be found in this article from the Toronto Star.

Recipient of the Award for Best Work by an Emerging Artist {Ontario Artist}

I was truly honoured to be the recipient of the Award for Best Work by an Emerging Artist at the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works yesterday at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, Toronto. The piece selected for the show is “Cheltenham Badlands, Study 1”, which, I am pleased to say, was sold at the opening reception. It was a pleasure to meet and learn about many of the other artists at the show and view their amazing artworks.

My deepest thanks to John Ashbourne, member of the OSA, for sponsoring me in to the show.

A newspaper article (InsideToronto.com and the Etobicoke Guardian) has been written here:

Rotary Etobicoke photographer named ‘emerging artist’ by Ontario Society of Artists 

 

 

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Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works Opens Today

The OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works opens today and runs until September 13, 2015. I am very proud to have “Cheltenham Badlands, Study 1” in the exhibit as one of Ontario’s ten emerging artists selected by the jury. The show is held at the Papermill Gallery in Todmorden Mills, Toronto, at 67 Pottery Road. I am looking forward to seeing some of Ontario’s finest art at the opening reception on August 23, from 1 to 4pm.

Art Gallery Representation {Canadian Artist}

I am very pleased to announce that I am now being represented by Abbozzo Gallery, an excellent art gallery, in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Their blog post about the announcement is here. And my information page on their website is here. The gallery was very pleased with the success of my first solo exhibition, Tranquility, featuring 19 toned black and white photographs of Canadian landscapes in central Ontario. I am looking forward to work together in the future.

“Tranquility” Exhibition at Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, 2015

 

Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works {Canadian Art}

I am delighted to say that I have been accepted into the Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works as a sponsored emerging artist. The jurors selected “Cheltenham Badlands, Study 1” for my piece to be displayed in the show. The exhibition will run from August 19 to September 13, 2015 at the Papermill Gallery in Todmorden Hills in Toronto at 67 Pottery Rd. The opening reception will be held on Sunday August 23rd from 1 to 4pm.

 

Cheltenham Badlands, Study 1, Caledon, Ontario, Canada, 2014