We are pleased to invite you to join us at Loretta Studios and Gallery for “The Art of Peter Purdy”. The opening reception is on March 15th, 2018 from 7 til 10pm. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery until April 14th.
Peter Purdy is a non-traditional Indigenous artist born and raised in Mattawa, Ontario on the outskirts of Algonquin Park. Like many small town artists, he started out doing graffiti. Following this initial period of artistic activism, Peter attended the Ottawa School of Art studying fine art and later, classical hand drawn animation.
Peter has been working in the arts in the National Capital Region for over 25 years. While lately he may be best known as the local organizer for Art Battle, a monthly National live painting competition, he continues to explore current issues and express his heritage through his artwork.
“Primarily, I am a painter. My work is deeply connected with my native heritage, as well as my life in the Ottawa Valley. Lately, I have been feeling a pull back into doing more political work: work that speaks not only of my own story but the stories others and of what it is to be indigenous today.”
Loretta Studios and Gallery
131 Loretta Avenue North