The current pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
For an artist, working at home is not a new phenomenon, so Peter Shostak continues to spend time in his studio. As well as painting, he has recently spent many days editing and sorting all of his photo reference materials.
During his professional career, spanning over forty years, Shostak has taken thousands of slides and photographs. He highly treasures this collection as it continues to provide information for settings and content for his paintings.
So much has changed in the last forty years. The changes in the landscape, the architecture and the activities of the people of the prairies became clearly evident as he edited his collection. The time spent reviewing and editing his collection has made him feel fortunate to have captured these changes over the years and has again inspired him to revisit the landscape and activities of his early childhood.
Upcoming Fall Exhibitions:
West End Gallery
1203 Broad street
Opening Oct. 3, 2020
Was That Your Baba’s Coat?