Sassamatt Images


Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Salon Six 

Landmark Gallery

15140 North Bluff Road, White Rock

Featuring: Edna Bardell, Jennifer Harwood, Jeanette Jarville, Edward Peck and Jeff Wilson

Opening Night: Thursday September 5th, 7-9pm

Showing till September 27

Thursdays and Friday 1-5pm

Saturdays 10am to 5pm

Formulation of Time

Available for Viewing and Purchase

Lipont Place, 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC

Phyllis Schwartz and Edward Peck use plant-based materials to create works of art that speak to issues of permanence and impermanence that challenge the viewer to contemplate time, form, and the ephemeral.

Phyllis Schwartz uses hybrid camera-less process to create photograms that leaves traces and shadows on photosensitive surfaces. Plant enzymes and atmospheric conditions interact with creating alchemical results on the surface of the paper and sheet film, leaving X-ray like marks of shapes and interiors. These Lumen Prints are primal hovering on the cusp of poetry.

Edward Peck’s series, Arrangements, addresses the transitional processes found in nature and our esthetic manipulation of natural objects through the discarded floral arrangement. The moment we perceive beauty fades, the beauty is not lost what follows has its own striking beauty and relationship to the natural cycles around us. His hybrid photograph processed images work with the symbolism of flower arrangements exploring the beauty that extends beyond their symbolic use. 

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Lumen Print Workshop

Saturday, 28 September (10:30 am – 3:30 pm)

The Gathering Place in the Michael Wright Art Gallery
#200-2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam, BC

Presented by Phyllis Schwartz. Celebrate Culture Days by participating in a hands-on, family-friendly Lumen Print workshop. Lumen Prints use a camera-less process using photosensitive paper, organic materials, and the sun. Participants will learn to create two unique Lumen Prints, one to keep and one for display. Registration is required for this free workshop as space is limited. Register online at using course code #37491 or call 604-927-7529.

Photography Without Cameras: A Lumen Print Workshop


Thirteen Arguments

Thirteen Arguments is a new photography book containing thirteen images form Phyllis Schwartz and thirteen images from Edward Peck that are part of a collaborative process of using organics in an abstract aesthetic dialogue.  To Order on Line Click Here.

Sassamatt Publications at Blurb feature exhibition catalogues, photographic records of artists residences, illustrated memoirs, ceramics history and psychology. Many of these publications are collaborations with our artistic community, and we look forward to collaborating with this diverse group of individuals.

In this hands-on workshop, participants made photograms of plant materials, and discover how to leave marks and traces on photosensitive paper. There were opportunities to participate in the entire process from gathering materials, composing two images and developing two prints (8 x 10 inches). The workshop extends the concept of analogue photography as the pencil of nature. Schwartz rediscovered this process while studying the Victorian botanists who sought a method of documenting their fieldwork. Lumen Prints are both photographic and x-ray like, producing both documentation of nature and artistic renderings of botanical specimens.

Phyllis Schwartz is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, ceramics and publishing based in Vancouver, Canada. Her work at Emily Carr University consolidated these interests with a concentration in photography. She was the recipient of the Canon Photography Award. As a visual artist, she seeks detail, texture, and poetic elements. She uses photography to investigate and record what eludes the eye. Her photography has been exhibited and published across Canada and internationally; her works are in both public and private collections.

Curatorial Projects

As curators, Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz engage local and international artists in conversations to develop exhibitions. They offer participating artists the opportunity to collaborate and develop a body of work for exhibition. This collective approach invites diverse artists to work together: creating opportunities for collaboration and conversations about artist practices, the creative process and community engagement. Out of this process, a thematic approach to each exhibition develops. 

Curatorial Projects

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