The Power Plant

Robin Peck: The Motorcycle in Art

Thu Apr 24 2014

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

$15 - click the button below or call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.400 to purchase tickets.
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Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

Situating Mike Nelson's "The Amnesiacs" series within a cultural and historical context, artist and motorcycle enthusiast Robin Peck explores the representation of motorcycles and biker culture in art.

Robin Peck is an artist, writer and educator based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he is an Associate Professor at Saint Thomas University. Through his sculptural practice, he explores the concept of sculpture within the context of a travel narrative. He has shown extensively both nationally and internationally during the last 30 years, and is well known as a writer and curator. Peck's work is included in many public collections such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum and the Art Galelry of Nova Scotia, and he is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Recent solo exhibitions include Diaz Contemporary, Toronto (2010), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2007) and YBG, Fredericton (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery (2009). His book SCULPTURE, A Journey to the Circumference of the Earth, was published by Broken Jaw Press (2004).

Peck received his MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and studied Art History at the University of British Columbia.