September at Bau-Xi Galleries: Barbara Cole/ Bobbie Burgers/ Tom Campbell/ Frederick Hagan

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SEPTEMBER 14 – 28, 2013

Things Old and New, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 inches, $6850 CAD

Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday, September 14, 2-4 pm, Main floor gallery, artist in attendance.

Tom Campbell’s paintings show glimpses of daily life; snapshots of moments in time. The figures in his paintings take on an almost sculptural form, while we observe them in stage-like landscapes.

In his newest series, Elemental Excursions, Campbell continues to depict human actions and moments of everyday life. While previously his work focused on the representation of life in the city, this new collection is concerned with the rituals that human beings participate in when reconnecting with nature. While exploring the human relationship to elemental components, such as rock, water, fire and forest, Campbell is portraying Canadians ‘getting back to the land’. More…


SEPTEMBER 14 – 28, 2013

The Boat, polymer on masonite, 48 x 32 inches, $24,000 CAD

Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday September 14th, 2-4 pm, Upper floor gallery

Frederick Hagan’s upcoming exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery offers the unique opportunity to experience a specially curated selection of oil and watercolour paintings produced by this important Canadian artist. The paintings in this show date from 1955 – 1959, and focus on Hagan’s summers spent lakeside during these years. The work portrays an intimate celebration of nature and family.

Hagan’s career as a painter, lithographer, watercolourist, and art instructor spanned more than seven decades, and inspired generations of emerging young artists. His long and impressive career has awarded him placement in the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and many other important collections. Frederick Hagan passed away September 6, 2003 at age 85.

This incredible painting from 1959 entitled ‘The Boat’, has been released by the estate of Frederick Hagan for this special exhibition honouring 10 years since the artist’s passing. More…


SEPTEMBER 13 – 26, 2013

The Long Strands of Summer Light, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, $5400 CAD


Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver: Friday, September 13th, 6-8pm, artist in attendance.

Le Vieux Pin and La Stella Winery will be hosting an exclusive wine tasting of their soon-to-be released fall offerings during the opening reception on Friday Sept 13th from 6-8 PM at Bau-Xi Gallery.

Bau-Xi Vancouver is delighted to debut the latest work from renowned Vancouver painter Bobbie Burgers. This landscape and floral series, Alchemy, will be on display from Sept 13th to Sept 26th, 2013. For Burgers the lifecycle, beauty and existence of flora and fauna in the natural world are nothing short of magical. Likewise, the process of painting, mixing colours and integrating light and shadow, also create endless mysterious and unpredictable results.

Burgers’ hope is to provoke memories and transport the viewer to the sights and scents of summer. “I want to bottle up the essence of summer, to keep the warm – the soft breeze, the smell of dry grasses, the feel of sandy feet – all in a small little vial to be worn around one’s neck during the long nights of winter. There to be uncorked and deeply inhaled every now and then.” More…

Signed Bobbie Burgers “Arriving at a Landscape” 2013 hardcover  books will be available for purchase during the exhibition.

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SEPTEMBER 12 – 28, 2013

Echo, from Duplicity – Edition of 3, chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass, 80 x 53 inches, $18,000 CAD

Opening Reception and Artist Talk at Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto: Thursday, September 12th, 6-8 pm, artist in attendance.

Barbara Cole is a self-taught photographic artist who has built an extraordinary career in image making since beginning her practice in the 1980s. Best known for her still images and her lenticular photographs of figures underwater, Cole harnesses the medium of water as a natural lens which refocuses and reinterprets a painterly aesthetic. Inspired by its inherent reflective quality, the underwater environment becomes a means through which to challenge our perception of the figure in space.

In her fifth underwater series, ‘Duplicity,’ each image represents a figurative kaleidoscope, achieved through the weightlessness of water and the opposing reflections that are naturally created on its surface. Barbara Cole’s artwork is extensively collected by both public and private institutions, and has been exhibited worldwide in such venues as the Canadian embassies in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan. More…

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Coming up in October: Ted Fullerton and Tracey Tarling at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, David Alexander andVirginia Mak at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver, David Leventi at Bau-Xi Photo Toronto. Rachel Denny atFoster/White.

Contact us for exhibition previews.


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