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Announcing the publication of Seeking the Nuance (second edition).

Glenn Lewis, Phyllis Schwartz, and Debra Sloan present the second edition of Seeking the Nuance with new essays, photographs and glaze recipes. In this second edition is new historical information and discussion about how the Leach/Mingei philosophy continues to influence many studio practices within the BC ceramic culture.

The 2010 edition of Seeking the Nuance was based on Glenn Lewis’s 1970s glaze recipe card files that had evolved from his early 1960s apprenticeship with Bernard Leach. One of the main outcomes of this publication is an academic research written by Alex Lambley, a doctoral candidate at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall.

According to Debra Sloan these recipes not only demonstrate the numerous influences imported to British Columbia, but also they convey how information is utilized, especially in the constructed and geographically sequestered cultural environment in BC. Phyllis Schwartz believes that sharing these recipes will continue conversation amongst potters as they seek to nuance these heritage recipes work within their own practices.

Seeking the Nuance will be launched at the Best of BC (Gallery of BC Ceramics, 09 March) and the Canadian Clay Symposium (Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 18 March). It will also be available for purchase at the Gallery of BC Ceramics (Granville Island, 1359 Cartwright Street) for $25. A portion of the sales goes to the Maureen Wright Scholarship Fund (Northwest Ceramics Foundation).

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Recently, I had an opportunity to reprint a series of photographs I made when the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau spoke to the students at Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver on 19 May 1974. It was easy to mark the day because it was the day after Operation Smiling Buddha, India’s first nuclear weapons explosion. In his address to the students, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau shared his thoughts about the global impact of this nuclear test and affirmed Canada’s commitment to Peace Keeping.

At the time of Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit, I was a new Canadian who had just signed a continuing contract with the Vancouver School Board. It was a new beginning for me in a chaotic time, and Canada offered both opportunity and a sense of social order. As well, I could not only afford an SLR camera but also my own darkroom equipment. The Prime Minister’s visit to Point Grey, along with a press entourage, was probably my first event photo-shoot. I had no experience working with all the lighting added by myriad photographers and videographers, but perhaps you will find that part of the honesty characteristic of 1970s artwork. Jay Currie, President of the Student Council, and son of G.B. Currie, Chairman of MacMillan Bloedel, introduced the Prime Minister to the student body and staff.

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Intervals — photography in flux continues through Saturday, 09 April.

Edward Peck

Don’t Miss the Exhibition it Closes on April 9th, 2016

Presenting 7 global photographic artist new and recent works including 3 world premieres in the Capture Photography Festival.

Viewed collectively, their themes thread around the deconstruction of identity, environmental issues, the disposable social, speaking under oppression and the mysteries in the mundane. The works are presented through diverse photographic and printing methods such as encaustics, pigment ink on cotton rag, camera-less exposures, and iPhonography.

March 31–April 9, 2016

South Main Gallery
279 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7
Tuesday to Thursday · 10am-5:30pm | Friday and Saturday · 11am-5:30pm | Sunday · by appointment Private viewing available

i-vf3p872-mSeven global photographers converge in an exhibition about the rhythms and tensions in the contemporary geographical, social and psychological landscapes. Opening at SoMa|South Main Gallery (279 East 6th Avenue) on 31 March (7–9pm), Intervals: Photography in Flux features a unique collection of works by visual artists who draw upon…

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IntervalsWeb-1024x622Presented by South Main Gallery and Capture Photography Festival
Curated by Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz (Sassamatt Collective)
We are pleased to present exciting new and recent work by 7 international photographic artists, including 3 world premieres at South Main Gallery. The exhibition features Goga Bayat, David Ellingsen, Jim Friesen, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz and Andrew Ward.

March 31st to April 9th
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31st /7 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 2nd / 2 – 4 pm

Don’t miss a chance to talk to the artists about their work on Thursday at the Opening Reception or Saturday at the Artist Talk featuring Diana Nicolette Jeon and Andrew Ward.

Seven global photographers converge in an exhibition about the rhythms and tensions in the contemporary geographical, social and psychological landscapes.

Intervals: Photography in Flux is a collection of unique and unusual digital and photographic processes that are rarely seen in one setting. The methods and techniques range from those used long before the invention of the camera to the advanced technology available to artists today. The works are presented through diverse photographic methods using encaustic, cameraless exposures, and iPhonography. Their themes thread around the deconstruction of identity, environmental issues, disposable society, speaking under oppression and the mysteries in the mundane.

An Exhibition Catalogue will be available in the gallery and from Blurb

South Main Gallery
279 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7
The exhibition continues through Saturday, 09 April. South Main Gallery is open Tuesday – Thursday (10AM – 5:30 PM), Friday-Saturday (11AM-5:30PM) and Sunday by appointment; private viewing available (604.565.5622). An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, 08 April (2-4 pm).

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Papergirl Vancouver
One of my favourite events. It’s about sharing. It’s about gifting. It’s like sending out a message in a bottle. This year my work is being distributed Mexico, Bristol, Hannover and Vancouver.

All of the artwork submitted to Papergirl Vancouver will be lovingly placed on display at the Roundhouse Community Centre for a week before riders head out on their bikes to spread art throughout the city.

Join the celebration of another year of art and altruism on Monday, August 24th at 6pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre!

Papergirl Vancouver 2015 Offerings

Tis the season to check out my ceramics sculpture #Artists in Our Midst PopUp Show/Sale. 4456 W 10th Ave. 10-5 daily

This is going to be an awesome exhibition

Edward Peck

Die Bedürfnisanstalt, Bleickenallee 26a, Hamburg 22763
Vernissage: Sa: 13.09.2014 12-17 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten
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.

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MacDonald Bus — permanent home at St. Paul’s Hospitalhttp://t.co/wZWP8ighzr

Thanks to St.Paul’s Hospital Art Committee Foundation https://www.facebook.com/helpstpauls Art Committee MacDonald Bus has been permanently installed in Pre-Admissions at St. Paul’s Hospital.

MacDonald Bus was made using a lenticular camera that fires four half-frame shots at a time, each from a different angle. This setting creates the illusion of movement. A sequential series of three images were scanned and printed on aluminium.

First exhibition of MacDonald Bus was in Street Dance at Cityscapes in North Vancouver (2010) followed by a solo exhibition at the Port Moody Art Gallery (2010)

MacDonald Bus (digital print made with a lenticular camera)

MacDonald Bus (digital print made with a lenticular camera)

 

This work speaks for itself

Edward Peck

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)

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CURATORIAL STATEMENT

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…

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