Changing Face of Photography with Pete Daize, Gary Moon and Mark Robinson. On display from March 15th till April 28th, at the Minto Arts Gallery. We want to welcome everyone back to the openings reception, which will be held on March 24th, 2022.
The collective personal visual vocabularies, nurtured over many years of photography experience: (Pete 54 years, Gary 44 years and Mark 57 years), are well represented in the three artistic photographic views on display in this show. These three photographers, visual artists, met while participating in a series of events initiated by the North Perth Arts and Culture Council in Listowel, during 2008.
Pete Daize is born on the Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the West Indies. At the age of ten he immigrated to Canada with his family.
Pete’s artwork appeared in the Toronto Library system; the St. Lawrence Market; The York Municipal Foyer and other Toronto venues. He is currently a member of the North Perth Arts and Culture Council, and the Kitchener- Waterloo Society of Artists. His recent exhibitions in the Kitchener-Waterloo area include the Homer Watson House and Gallery, The Button Factory, Frames by Verne Art Gallery and the Seven Shores Cafe. Today he calls Listowel his hometown.
Gary Moon is originally from Owen Sound, and moved to Listowel with his family in 1966. He is a graduate of Listowel District Secondary School, and has a diploma in Broadcast Arts: Radio Major from Fanshawe College London.
Gary’s work has been on display at the Minto Arts Gallery, Studio Factor in Drayton and North Perth Public Library, Listowel. He regularly judges and critiques photography competitions in the area. Gary also teaches photography. He is a founding director and past chairperson of the North Perth Arts and Culture Council. Gary lives in Listowel, where he continues to operate his own photography business.
Mark Robinson grew up in Palmerston. He first became interested in photography while in grade eight, working after school for the Palmerston Observer. A local weekly newspaper and commercial printing establishment. In the darkroom, watching that first image appear before his eyes, was a wonderful magical moment that changed the direction of his life forever. Being involved in photography for more than 55 years, Mark has seen many exciting changes in the industry.
He uses a variety of media and tools from past, as well as present technologies to produce his images. For five years, he studied one week each year with the renowned American Master Photographer, Jay Stock. Which gave him a deeper insight into the more creative side of photography.
Mark is one of the founding executive members of the North Perth Arts and Culture Council.