Thursday, September 27, 2012


11 x 14”
graphite & acrylics on paper

Our thoughts and memories always play tricks on us.

Here is a drawing I contributed for a group show in Portland to celebrate the Iconic television painter ‘Bob Ross’.

The show opens tomorrow (Thursday, Sept 27th) in Portland, come by to see the show at Screaming Sky Gallery if you are in the area!

The show will be on until October 21st, 2012.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

'LOOPS' Solo Exhibition opening tonight!!

In just a few more hours, my show 'LOOPS' will be opening at the Damask Gallery, on the 3rd floor of the Dundas West Arts Building in Toronto.

Its been a busy few weeks for me leading towards the show. Tonight, there will be drinks, there will be music, and there will be art. Come out to the show if you got a little time in Toronto. It will be a special night. :)

Here is the last promo e-flyer I am posting, reminding you of all the info you'll need - time and location!

I look forward to seeing everyone there, old friends, family, and new faces!
LOOPS: A Solo Show by Peter Chan

Opening reception:
Thursday September 13, 2012 / 7 - 11pm

Sometimes we get stuck. We deal with our everyday little things and our big things. Time begins to blur. Without us realizing, our lives have become an incoherent mishmash, a never ending cycle. Momentarily, people are able to break free and take gulps of fresh air in a cathartic moment but quickly plunge back, still living the same repetitious patterns.

This body of work represent memories of living in perpetual roller coaster 'loops' and fantasies of escapism. I want to show how malleable our nostalgia can be, changing what we remember to make us feel how we’re living today is OK. It’s not. In the end we’re just moving backwards and sometimes we get stuck.

- peterchan

Damask Salon And Gallery
2466 Dundas Street West, 3rd floor
Toronto ON,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

'LOOPS' - the story behind the show

Here is the background story and concept for 'LOOPS'

Coming together..

Sealing drawings and varnishing paintings recently to get reading for this Thursday.

Here is a better photo of the finished product, it's been sent off to the framers!



See this and other original pieces in person on Thursday @ LOOPS: Opening Reception / Peter Chan

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Unforgettable ephemeral moments...

Ever experienced an unforgettable ephemeral moment? 
On a walk to the park, seeing the landing of a dragonfly right in front of our eyes.. 

Appreciating it's beauty, intricacy, and fragility, we seek a second look. On this second take, it's already gone.
The show is fast approaching. 
Only about a week til then, it will be just like a dragonfly. Landing for that short moment.