Collaborative Alchemy - Place des Arts
January 10 - February, 2020 Works by Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz, and Pierre Leichner
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10th, 2020, 7 - 9 PM 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC.
Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 9 pm; Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm
For INFO: 604 664 11636, Place des Arts Event.
Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz are artists whose practice contemplates the full cycle of natural growth and transitions that are in an ever-changing state. They use plant-based materials to create works of art that reflect states of permanence and impermanence. They are choreographers and arrangers who have manipulated natural materials into compositions that challenge the viewer to contemplate time, form and the ephemeral.
On exhibit are Phyllis Schwartz’ hybrid prints made by a contact printing process that leaves traces and shadows on photosensitive surfaces. Her lumen prints engage viewers on a primal level to look again and to make their own meaning from ambiguity.
Pierre Leichner uses plant roots and moulds in an exploration of our relationship with nature and the beauty of the life cycle. In Pierre’s work, the roots of plants become sculptural forms. Edward Peck’s photography addresses the symbolism of flower arrangements and the transformation of meaning when they are discarded. He explores the beauty that extends beyond our utilitarian use of these obsolete floral arrangements.
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