down the hill,
the rushing stream widens:
a tranquil pond.
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’s 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. In this simplicity can be found the tranquility and perhaps even happiness that often eludes us.
The Tranquility exhibition took place from May to June, 2015 at Abbozzo Gallery, 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 128, Toronto, Ontario. Nineteen limited edition toned black and white photographs printed on Hahnemühle and Canson Infinity fine art papers with archival pigment inks were on display and available for purchase, sized from an intimate 17×21″ to a grand 42×42″. In addition to several private collectors, two copies of the entire exhibition were purchased by Saks Fifth Avenue from New York to represent Canadian Art and set the tone for the two new Saks stores that opened in Toronto in February 2016.