VICKI SMITH UNDER A BRIGHTER SKY
Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday, August 10, 2-4 pm, Main floor gallery, artist in attendance.
Vicki Smith is well known for her paintings of the female figure. Smith’s work explores the possibilities and limitations of gravity – most recently through the depiction of figures in water. While often playful, the subjects move through their aquatic world with serenity and confidence.
Toronto Life magazine lists Vicki Smith’s ‘Under a Brighter Sky’ in their ‘Best of the City’ issue, and states that these “sensual exercises in colour” are a must see exhibition this summer.
Vicki Smith studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1981 with honours. Her 4th year of study was completed in Florence, Italy. Vicki Smith’s work has been placed in numerous private collections in North America, Australia, and Europe. She currently works and resides in Toronto, Ontario. More…
Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday August 10th, 2-4 pm, Upper floor gallery
For the first time, Vancouver-based abstract artist, Brent Boechler, connects his painting methodology to vintage photography by using carbon black paint on white panels. The inclusion of light in each piece is thoughtfully determined by how much of the panel shows through. Referencing photography further is the addition of a collection of 19th century photographed portraits of notable gentlemen. These pioneers of exploration, industry and business in the Canadian west were the impetus for this series.
Recently named as one of Canada’s success stories in the cultural sector by Toronto Star writer Jennifer Jonas, Boechler’s work is found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. More…
CASEY MCGLYNN NORMAL ALIENS
Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver: Saturday August 10th, 2-4 pm.
As a child in rural Ontario, Casey McGlynn sat in front of the television and tirelessly drew on old grocery bags and scrap paper, creating self-taught surrealist pop art. Reoccurring symbols emerge in McGlynn’s work, and are often auto-biographical. Cats, dogs and horses are symbolic of his past life and memories. Birds from his studio window flutter across the canvas as compositional elements, and numbers from memorized math tables are interjected between phrases. Normal Aliens is a highly personal body of work about transforming hardships and pain into beauty.
Painting and creating art is how McGlynn makes sense of a chaotic world, “painting is the only time in my life that I’m not constantly thinking and over-analyzing everything I do.”
McGlynn graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. His work is in public and private collections both nationally and abroad. More…
Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto: Saturday, August 10th, 2-4 pm,
The annual summer group exhibition includes work by popular Bau-Xi Photo artists, and features the latest photography by Joshua Jensen-Nagle. These new works are an extension of his Summer Seduction exhibit from earlier this year, which capture the mood and nostalgia of summer through colourful images of sun-baked beaches in Portugal.
Also on display are works by renowned photographer Michael Wolf, who documents the transformation of urban cities whilst exploring the complex reality of contemporary city life. Bau-Xi Photo welcomes photographer, Michael Wolf to their stable of artists. More…
Coming up in late August: Janna Watson and Chris Shepherd at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver. Coming up in September: Tom Campbell and Frederick Hagan at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Barbara Cole at Bau-Xi Photo Toronto. Group Show at Foster/White.
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