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Edward Peck works in a number of mediums photography, film, etching, watercolour, performance art and drawing. Currently, he is working with digital photographic processes.

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ON EXHIBITION

This series of images captures flowers as they transition from bud to bloom to death. Bouquets of flowers have a special symbolism in most cultures. Flowers mark every kind of occasion and are always given in a spirit of goodwill even when they're meant as condolences. As well, the deliberate selection, intentional arrangement, and desire to create beauty and symmetry as a gift, underscores the best of our humanity. The symbolism of flowers in combination with their fleeting grace is a poignant reminder of our own allure and frailty. Is it any wonder still life compositions are found in works of art through the centuries?
I was drawn into this work by discarded bouquets, set aside as they wilted but to my eye still full of colour, shape and still in transition, perhaps always in transition as decay eventually rekindles life. I took these discards and after some contemplation, I then arranged them into compositions, in which I explored their new colours, shapes and fragile state. As I work compositions were constantly in flux and new abstractions emerged as the old one faded. The importance of this process was consuming as a meditation. So the series in a way is a framing of a series of Maranasati meditations or a momento moris.

The Florist Wears Knee-Breeches
Wallace Stevens

My flowers are reflected
In your mind
As you are reflected in your glass.
When you look at them,
There is nothing in your mind
Except the reflections
Of my flowers.
But when I look at them
I see only the reflections
In your mind,
And not my flowers.
It is my desire
To bring roses,
And place them before you
In a white dish.

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ABOUT ME

Edward Peck studied photography, fine arts, conceptual art, historical technics, film, and literature at the University of British Columbia. He then went on to work under a number of artists to develop his technical skills in photography, film, etching, watercolour, performance art and drawing. This has led him to work in many mediums over the years. Currently, he is working with digital photographic processes and has shown his work in both group and solo exhibitions. Peck works collaboratively with other visual artists, exhibiting locally and internationally. His work is held in private, corporate and public collections. Peck also edited and produced anthologies of Canadian Literature as well as assisted in the editing of a Canadian literary journal. This has led to his editing and production of artist books and

BIOGRAPHY
TECHNIQUE
EXPERTISE
AWARDS
PAST EXHIBITIONS

2018                 In the Blind of an Eye, Port Moody Art Centre, Port Moody BC

2017 Seymour Art Gallery Jurried Group Show 

2017 North Vancouver Arts Council Jurried Award for best photographic work

2016                 Intervals: Photography in Flux, Capture Photography Festival, South Main Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015                 Telling Stories, On-Tak Gallery, Vancouver BC

2014                 Shelter Island, Die Bedürfnisanstalt, Hamburg, Germany

2014 Shelter Island Series, Solo Show, Truth and Beauty Gallery, Vancouver BC

2014 Tree: Literal and Figurative, On-Tak Cheung Gallery at CCCM, Vancouver BC

2013 The Dark of the Night, Photohaus Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013 Abstract Expressionsism, Photohaus Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013 Bikes Inside, Hot Art Wet City Pop Up Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012 Industrial Abstraction, Solo Show, Port Moody Art Centre, Port Moody, BC

2012 Mobileography Exhibition, PhotoHaus Gallery

2012 iSpy Exhibition, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia 

2011-2018 Art Rental & Sales Events, North Vancouver Community Arts Council (Curators Award 2016) 

2011 Twigs, Paper Foam. 221a Artist Run Centre, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver,  BC.

2011 6 x 6 show, The Arts Centre Port Moody 

2011 Street Photography; Vancouver Show; Mobileography Exhibition; PhotoHaus Gallery;

2011 Concrete Box, Discovery 2011. Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove, BC.

2010-2018                 Mid Main Exhibition, Heritage Hall, Vancouver BC

2010 Jumpstart.  Round House Gallery

2005-2014 Selected Works. Lord Byng Gallery Community Show

2003 Selected Watercolours. Karma Gallery

PUBLICATIONS

2017-2018 Publisher, Up on the Roof (and revised edition 2018) Debra Sloan

2017 Publisher, Seeking the Nuance (revised edition) Glenn Lewis, Phyllis Schwartz and Debra Sloan 

2016 Publisher, Intervals: Photography in Flux Capture International Photography Festival

2015 Publisher, Telling Stories: A Visual Art Exhibition On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall

2014 Publisher, Artists in Residence: Mary Filer and Harold Spence-Sales, with Phyllis Schwartz

2013 Publisher, Tree:Literal and Figurative

2013 Publisher, My Brooklyn Childhood

2012 Publisher, Poetic Abstractions

2012 Publisher, An Engineer at Large

2012 Publisher, So Sad When Good Groups Go Bad

2011 Photographer, St. Paul’s Hospital Art Collection

2009 Publisher, Seeking the Nuance.Glenn Lewis GGA

2007-2009 Editor, Artist in our Midst Catalogue, 

1976-1978 Editor, Comcept Publishing, Series Editor. Six publications

1976-1978 Assistant Editor, Canadian Fiction Magazine

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