‘Shibumi – Photographs By Peter Dušek’

Canadian photographer Peter Dušek believes in the Japanese design aesthetic of shibumi, or “quiet elegance.” The discipline is based on simplicity, serenity and the beauty found in the world if we take the time to see it. Dušek’s black-and-white, digital inkjet photographs are toned to resemble woodcuts or paintings, expressing “as little as possible, as much as necessary” with a lot of negative space. The results are isolated, calm, abstracted landscapes.


Paul Paletti Gallery
713 E. Market St.

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‘Shibumi – Photographs By Peter Dušek’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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