Shelter Island European Premier at …. Die Bedürfnisanstalt

2014/09/10 § 7 Comments

Die Bedürfnisanstalt, Bleickenallee 26a, Hamburg 22763
Vernissage: Sa: 13.09.2014 12-17 Uhr
So., 14.09.2014, 14 – 18 Uhr
Mo., 15.09.2014, 16 – 20 Uhr
Sa., 20.09.2014, 14 – 18 Uhr
So., 21.09.2014, 14 – 18 Uhr

Lumen Print Workshop/Vorführung [auf Englisch]
Di., 23.09.2014, 14 – 18 Uhr

Neue Fotoarbeiten
Mi., 24.09.2014, 18 – 23 Uhr

Do., 25.09.2014, 15 – 19 Uhr

Finissage: Fr., 26.09.2014, 16 – 20 Uhr

Sassamatt Images präsentiert die Europapremiere neuer Werke von Phyllis Schwartz und Edward Peck. Diese beiden kanadischen Künstler arbeiten vor allem im Bereich der experimentellen Fotografie. Schwartz ist eine von wenigen Künstlerinnen & Künstlern, die mit dem Lumen Print-Verfahren arbeiten. Diese Hybriddrucke werden durch direkte Kontakte mit lichtempfindlichen Oberflächen hergestellt und anschließend digitalisiert. Auf seine Erfahrungen in verschiedenen künstlerischen Disziplinen aufbauend kreiert Peck abstrakte Kunstwerke mit mehrfach belichteten Fotografien und einem Hybrid digitaler Entwicklungsprozesse.

Sassamatt Images presents the European premiere of new works by Phyllis Schwartz and Edward Peck. These two Canadian artist work mainly in the field of experimental photography. Schwartz is one of the few artists working with the lumen print method. These hybrid prints are made ​​by direct contact with the photosensitive surfaces and then digitized. Building on his experience in various artistic disciplines Peck creates abstract art with multiple exposure photographs and a hybrid digital development processes.

Electric Storm II

Mid-Main ART FAIR at Heritage Hall

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 BeattyElaine Brewer-WhiteJackie Conradi-Robertson, Jim FriesenJune Harman  ,Bill Higginson,Jeanette JarvilleJames, KollEdward PeckEmanuelle RenardCheryl RollerOlga RybalkoBetty SommervilleSuzanne Starr, Roxsane Tiernan, Larry Tillyer

Shelter Island Series – at the “truth and beauty gallery”

2014/05/12 § 1 Comment

If you have not had a chance to see the Shelter Island Series at the “truth and beauty gallery”, there is still time. The gallery is open from 12-5 weekdays or by appointment. The show will be up until the 16th of May.  Prints from the series are being offered in limited editions of four archival pigment prints on Moab Lasal archival paper. The prints come framed in an exhibition frame with an acid free mat. Exhibition catalogues are available.
The “truth and beauty gallery” is located on the South East corner of 16th and Heather, 698 West 16th Avenue. For appointments contact Peppa Martin at 604.707.0327.
(See curatorial statement below)

Winter Bloom


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


Shelter Island Series — Opening Reception

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

Troposphere to Mesosphere – Shelter Island Series

2014/04/04 § 4 Comments

Troposphere to Mesosphere is part of a new series of abstracts that are part of the Shelter Island Series.

Troposphere to Mesosphere

Shelter Island Series

2014/03/09 § 3 Comments

Falling Water

Shelter Island Series

2014/03/06 § 2 Comments

Sea Ice


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