In The Colony – 24 Views, a series of 24 panels of works of oils by D.S. Peterson including a narrated video work, he captured the urban landscape of Toronto, mostly taken from his observations of the city skyline from the Kensington Market area.

I am fascinated by the old and the new in the same frame. I like to think of what cities were like in the day of that old red brick before electricity and automobiles arrived. Everything changed after that. This view shows the duality of the old and the new.

The 24 minute video work accompanying the exhibition of the panel paintings gave the exhibit a narrative, another layer of this process which the artist hoped viewers can relate to and the artist gets to share his urban sights with.

The Colony – 24 Views was displayed at Gallery 1313  in Toronto from June 7-18, 2017.

Note: There are a limited number of works still available for purchase. Please contact Mr. Peterson here if you are interested in owning one of his originals.

The 24 panels that made up The Colony:

Area sketch work by the artist prior to the project :


Large format art work of the area by the artist :