Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday, June 8, 2-4 pm, artist in attendance
Bobbie Burgers is a Vancouver based painter who is well-known for her luscious bouquets, blown up botanicals, and stunning pastoral landscapes. In her newest series, Respire, Burgers is continuing to explore her signature drips, large brushstrokes and deep textures. Her floral paintings have the ability to encapsulate life, death and renewal, and her drippy roses and luscious pink peonies are being shown from all points of view, at all points of time. Burgers’ strong, assured brush work and keen sense of colour are the essence of her work, which has become richer, denser and more complex as her ideas rapidly evolve.
Bobbie Burgers received a B.A. in Art History in 1996 from the University of Victoria, and has been represented by the Bau-Xi Gallery for over a decade. With over 60 solo exhibitions, Burgers has attained international stature. More…
JUNE 6 – 22, 2013
CORI CREED A SENSE OF PLACE
Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver: Thursday, June 6th, 6-8 pm, artist in attendance.
Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver is proud to be featuring a solo exhibition of new paintings by Vancouver artist Cori Creed. Creed is well recognized for her iconic paintings that capture the wild and rugged beauty of the West Coast.
The wealth of textures and colours in our Canadian landscape provide the perfect reference for an exploration in process. The reflections of tangled branches observed while canoeing on a tranquil eastern lake; the graphic contrast found in a grove of birches; shadows cast over jumbles of rocks and driftwood on west coast beaches; and wading through fields of wild grasses and blooms all lend inspiration to Creed’s work. The artist’s strong connection to the natural world pulls her to draw from its revelations and try to recreate her emotional experiences on canvas. More…
JUNE 6 – 22, 2013
JOHN BARKLEY ASCENDING INWARD
Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver: Thursday, June 6th, 6-8 pm, artist in attendance
In this recent body of work, John Barkley uses the language of abstraction as a vehicle to explore humanity’s relationship to nature and his existential concerns. Although Barkley’s pieces often approach pure abstraction they maintain a reference to landscape and form. As a dedicated scholar, his interest in psychology, philosophy and inter-connective consciousness significantly inform his work. In 2000, Barkley wrote a Master’s thesis which created a new hermeneutic of art, based upon the work of Jung, Tillich, and Heidegger, it was subsequently applied to the work of Roland Poulin.
John Barkley lives and works within the Gatineau Hills of Quebec, and has been working as an artist since 1996. Barkley’s works have been exhibited extensively and have been reviewed in LeDroit, The Ottawa Citizen, and The Globe and Mail. His paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections. More…
JUNE 8 – 22, 2013
ADAM MAKARENKO LANDSCAPES AND UNDERSCAPES
Adam Makarenko expertly captures his handmade dioramas of imagined scenic landscapes and mysterious subterranean scenes in photographs that explore everything that lies above, between, and below the surface of our world. Makarenko creates parallels between what is found deep underground and what is deep within the mind – Things that are lost, forgotten, abandoned; or perhaps even desired, needed, or admired. Landscapes and Underscapes brings to the mind the complicated layers of our memory, as well as our deepest hopes and fears. More…
Adam Makarenko gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts.