Fair Market Value $1500
mixed media on watercolour paper 7.5 x 22 x 1
For a number of years, Peter Deacon has contributed to the aspects of post-modernism in contemporary Alberta art through a body of his expressive artworks. In particular, Deacon’s art has given a critical voice to the area of environmental art with its own symbology and socio-political context. Born in England in 1945, Deacon studied art at Portsmouth College of Art, the University of Wales and the prestigious Slade School of Art – University College of the University of London before coming to Canada in 1975 to assume a teaching position at the Art Department of the University of Calgary; currently Professor Emeritus of Art. Over the past 20 years, Deacon has been involved in an extended series of works entitled “Facing West – Looking East”. Some of his works from that series, particularly those that incorporate the word “Fragments” and “Elements” to their title, refer metaphorically to fragmented memories and associations, past experiences, movements/relocations – both geographically and temporally. These works, containing fragments of correspondence, notes, maps, sketches, photographs, etc. are assembled as collages that bear strong symbolic connotations of various provenances. The symbiotic relationship between these symbolic/formal elements and the specific environment/site in which each particular piece was created, is central to the concept of Deacon’s work. Deacon has extensively exhibited across, Canada, USA, and in Europe. His works can be found in numerous public and private collections in Canada and abroad. Peter Deacon is a Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Calgary where he taught for 40 years. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and his work is represented in dozens of International, National and local collections including the Glenbow Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
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