The West End Gallery is honored to present this important exhibition of recent works by one of Canada’s most recognized painters.
Peter Shostak’s art reflects his love of the Alberta prairies, drawing upon his childhood memories and the hardships and triumphs that were common to this country’s Ukrainian pioneers.
Since 1979 he has been recognized for numerous achievements, commissions and awards to his credit. In 1983 he was bestowed with the status of an Honourary Alberta artist, in 1990 Peter was the recipient of the first annual award for “artistic excellence in field of visual arts” by the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, and in 2003 he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his significant contribution to Canada.
To commemorate the centenary of the first Ukrainian pioneers arriving in Canada, Peter devoted four and a half years of painting to visually depict their experiences. The fifty large oil paintings toured Western Canada in 1992 and were the feature exhibition at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. The companion book “For our Children” is a celebration of human nature and perseverance over adversity.
Shostak has published several books in recent years. His work is found in private and public collections both in Canada and internationally. This artist has had many successful solo exhibitions in major cities across Canada and continues to be in demand by collectors across the country.
Shostak describes his style “as realistic but not overly concerned with extraneous detail. My painting is smooth on very smooth stretched canvas with very little build-up of paint. My works emphasize the human presence within the vast Canadian landscape.”
Please join us at a special preview with the artist on Thursday, October 16 between 5 and 8 pm. The exhibition opens on October 18 and continues to October 23, 2014 All artwork is subject to pre-sale and is visible on our website. Please direct all artwork inquiries to our Edmonton gallery 855.388.0009 or via email@example.com