2014/06/07 § 2 Comments
This Sunday join me and 16 other artist in a one day art event at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street at 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. The fair will be open between 11am and 6pm. Enda Bardell,John Beatty, Elaine Brewer-White, Jackie Conradi-Robertson, Jim Friesen, June Harman ,Bill Higginson,Jeanette Jarville, James, Koll, Edward Peck, Emanuelle Renard, Cheryl Roller, Olga Rybalko, Betty Sommerville, Suzanne Starr, Roxsane Tiernan, Larry Tillyer
2014/05/12 § 1 Comment
Edward Peck is a Vancouver based veteran visual artist. The Shelter Island Series is Peck’s third abstract photography series. In this new series, he organizes line, colour, form and space independent of their specific sources. Much of the source material for this series is drawn from weathered and sea battered boats, some of which are in the process of returning to their elemental state, bringing the aging process of these boats to life by amplifying colour and texture. His bold compositions are colour fields confidently sectored by elemental materials that are caught in the act of transformation.
While each print in the Shelter Island Series stands on its own as a landscape or narrative, its power is in the collection of images drawn from material sources that are in various states of organic decomposition. Peck finds forms and surfaces that are alive in their process of transformation, and brings to the viewer’s attention a new appreciation for the material aging process. The intentional ambiguity of his images allows the viewer to form their own personal narrative.
Through my photographic exploration I have begun to see again, to get my bearings. I now see the aging process of the material world; especially those things that have been bent to the will of the elements, or worn through the process of being used to construct or deconstruct. I can now see more clearly the fluctuations in my surroundings. I have broken the spell! I see beauty in things previously unseen, through the lens of a camera and the digital darkroom. It is a more intimate connection with myself and what surrounds me. I cannot be away from this process- it is not possible anymore to withdraw or retreat without losing myself. Everywhere I see the elements of surfaces and objects as they are in their natural state through use or disuse; they are landscapes, compositions in their own right, their colour and form have their own beauty. -Edward Peck
Many mentors have influenced and informed Peck’s artwork. At an early age his mother, an abstract painter who trained with members of the Group of Seven, exposed him to the world of non-objective art, the process of deconstruction of objects and the creation of an inner dimensional landscape of colour, form and movement. In his early career, Peck studied under Roy Kiyooka, Richard Prince and Tony Onley, and immersed himself in interdisciplinary artistic practices including batik, silkscreen, etchings, line drawings, oil and acrylic painting, temperas, cloisonné, fresco, photography, short film, books, watercolour, and ceramics.
— Phyllis Schwartz, 2014
2014/04/25 § 1 Comment
OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday May 1st 2014 | 7-9 pm 698 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Artist in Attendance
Catalogue of the New Works will be available
2014/04/04 § 4 Comments
Troposphere to Mesosphere is part of a new series of abstracts that are part of the Shelter Island Series.