Michael Gibson Gallery Pop-Up Exhibition At The Peter Dušek Gallery

Last month, I spent a few days exploring the wonderful Art Toronto and met Michael Gibson of the Michael Gibson Gallery in London. We had a great conversation that flowed from art to food, music and life. As I was leaving, I mentioned that I have an art gallery in Creemore. Michael said he had been thinking of a way to hold a pop-up exhibition in Creemore. A perfect match: he has the artwork and I, the gallery.

On December 15-16, we will be hosting a two day Michael Gibson Gallery pop-up exhibition at the Peter Dušek Gallery in Creemore, Ontario. Join us for an exhibition featuring an exciting presentation of Canadian art and ski-themed etchings by Internationally renowned artist Peter Doig.

Artists exhibited include: Victor Cicansky, Greg Curnoe, Susan Day, Peter Doig, Aganetha Dyck, Gathie Falk, Roly Fenwick, Jonathan Forrest, Harold Klunder, Dorothy Knowles, Michael Smith, Michael Snow, and Diana Thorneycroft.

N3XT Canada Commentary – Arts & Letters Club [Peter Dušek, Canadian Art]

The following video commentary was recorded about my piece “Cattails in Red” by Andrew Ross, the chair of the N3XT Canada National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. He is really insightful, in that he speaks to many of the ideas that I intended to explore when creating the photograph. The theme of the exhibition is “Canadian Unity”.

The theme of the exhibition is “Canadian Unity”.

Time to watch: 70 seconds.

N3XT Art Competition

Cattails in Red, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada, 2020

I’m very excited that my piece, “Cattails in Red”, in a large 5 foot wide size, has been accepted into the national Canadian art competition, N3XT, at the historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. The theme this year is Canadian Unity.

“A field of cattails in red meander along a snow-covered lake. A state of balance is formed between the negative space of the lake and the positive space of the cattails. Each #cattail symbolizes an individual, and when considered as a whole, shows unity and strength that comes from people — Canadians — working together toward the same goal of fulfilled lives of balance and contentment.”

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. On Thursday, November 19, N3XT finalists and awards will be publicly announced during a virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club. The N3XT exhibition will be hosted at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto until Friday, December 18, 2020.
The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by limited groups and by appointment only. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists will be hosted online.

Peter Dušek – “Reaching” – Accepted into the Government of Ontario Art Collection {Canadian Art}

Reaching, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016

I’m excited that my piece, “Reaching”, will be accepted into the Government of Ontario Art Collection at the Archives of Ontario.

The Government of Ontario Art Collection was the first publicly funded art collection in Canada. Dating from 1853, it currently numbers over 2,700 original works of art. Many of these works can be found in Ontario’s Legislative Buildings in Toronto and in ministries and government offices throughout the city.

“Reaching”, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016. Archival Pigment Print, size 26×26″. Available in limited edition, total 30, sizes 8×8, 26×26, 36×36, and 48×48. Larger sizes are beautifully printed and framed by Toronto Image Works. The smallest sizes is printed, mounted and matted by me.

“Reaching” is part of the corprorate collections of Global Furniture Group, HLS Therapeutics and more. It has been shown at Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto; the Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville, KY; Westland Gallery, London; First Canadian Place, Toronto; and Todmorden Mills, Toronto with the Ontario Society of Artists and the Society of Canadian Artists.

Holiday Group Exhibition at Abbozzo Gallery

Abbozzo Gallery, at 401 Richmond St. in Toronto, is holding a Holiday Group Exhibition from December 5 – 21. I have three pieces in the show: “Shibumi” (43 x 103 inches), “Two Trees” (20 x 20 inches) and “Fences Meet, Study 2” (8 x 8 inches). The works can also be seen on the online art site Artsy.

From the gallery:

“Happy Holidays from us at Abbozzo Gallery! Here we are capping off another successful decade at Abbozzo Gallery and we wanted to thank you for your continued support. This December we’re hosting our annual Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a variety of our roster artists including Jennifer Walton, Heather Horton, Marie Rioux, Richard Jacobson, Peter Dusek, Arnold Zageris, Barbara Amos, Alex Thompson, Elaine Goble, Thomas Chatfield, Dan Steeves, Brian Harvey, Elle Belz, and Patty Maher. There is also work available by Atlantic Canadian artists David Blackwood and Kristine Koch. A portion of Stan Olthuis’ exhibition, Proximity II, will be continuing in the Feature Gallery.”

Shibumi, Mulmur, Ontario, Canada, 2017
Two Trees, Ontario, Canada, 2014
Fences Meet, Study 2, Mulmur, Ontario, Canada, 2016

Lora Bay Art Collection

This collection features elegant and serene scenes of Lora Bay, Ontario. The beautiful limited edition prints are part of corporate and private art collections across North America and have been shown in numerous art exhibitions.

Each piece is available in a total edition size 0f 30 broken down into four print sizes. Custom framing with archival materials is available and is not included in the prices.

  • 10 sized 8 x 8 inches, mounted and matted to 16 x 20 inches, starting at $575.
  • 10 sized 20 x 20 inches, mounted and matted to 27 x 27 inches, starting at $1,400.
  • 5 sized 36 x 36 inches, starting at $3,000.
  • 5 sized 48 x 48 inches, starting at $5,000.

Images of the prints as well as some framed examples follow. Click on an image to view it zoomed in a lightbox.

RMG Exposed 2019

On the evening of November 9, 2019, I will have a piece, Paynter’s Bay, as part of the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery (Oshawa) fund-raising fine art photography auction, RMG Exposed. The proceeds of the sales will go to the support of free arts programming for kids, families, and those who face obstacles accessing art. Tickets are on sale at the RMG Exposed website.

A preview exhibition of the artwork in the auction will be held from November 2 to 9.

Paynter’s Bay, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, 2016