Graham Peacock has been a significant figure on both the Edmonton and International art scenes since he moved to Edmonton in 1969. Over the decades he has developed unique ways of drawing with paint; manipulated the forms of his canvases; formulated his own paint mediums; spear-headed the formation of important art groups and assisted in fostering a climate favorable to abstraction in Edmonton. Through his teaching at the University of Alberta he has also shaped the artistic visions of countless students.
The exhibition Graham Peacock Collage celebrates the vibrant and diverse career of Edmonton-based artist Graham Peacock: a career characterized by experimentation and a relentless search for ways to express his love of colour, form and the world around him. Without narrowly defining his practice, Peacock moves freely between representation and abstraction, demonstrating that the only limitations to painting are to be found in the material of paint itself.
The travelling exhibition Graham Peacock Collage explores the sense of freedom expressed in the paintings of this senior Edmonton artist. Through this investigation the viewer is invited to encounter both ...boundless creativity... and artistic perceptions which seek to inspire and uplift the spirit.
Curated by Shane Golby, Art Gallery of Alberta (TREX Region 2)
20 art works
2 text panels
75 running feet
2 - 3 medium crates