December at Bau-Xi Galleries: Darlene Cole/ Gordon Wiens/ 3rd Annual 1/1 Show/ ‘Deck the Walls’ Gallery Artists Show


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BAU-XI TORONTO

DARLENE COLE     ARMOIRE
DECEMBER 7 – 21, 2013


Armoire (listening stars bring me home), oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $6480 CAD

Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday, December 7th 2-4 pm, main floor, artist in attendance

From the hiding-place of the Armoire, Darlene Cole’s new paintings examine the degrees of intimacy between us. Her willingness to take risks conceptually as well as her complex layers of oil paint create a push and pull that makes for captivating viewing.

In Gaston Bachelard’s, The Poetics of Space, he describes, “wardrobes with their shelves…are veritable organs of the secret psychological life.” As Cole recently paints in a century-old house that she remembers as a child, she maintains the sense of childhood that so poetically informs her work.

Darlene Cole has become one of the most sought after artists in Canada. Her paintings have appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in corporate and private collections around the world. More…

GORDON WIENS   FORM AND FORMLESSNESS
DECEMBER 7 – 21, 2013


Arrangement – Blue, Green, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, $5100 CAD

Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto: Saturday, December 7th 2-4 pm, upper gallery.

Gordon Wiens’ exhibition at Bau-Xi Toronto will be a continuation of his series Form and Formlessness. This body of work provides an alternative to the intense experience of modern day living through its subdued colour palette, textual elements and ordered forms. These contemplative paintings allow the viewer the opportunity to find balance and perspective.

The viewer recognizes the geometric strips layered upon one another, iconic of Wiens’ style, however in this latest series, flecks of bright pink and fresh greens emerge through the many bands of whites and greys. The process is both intricate and highly detailed, with careful attention paid to where each form is placed, yet it is also a meditative and tranquil one, describes Wiens.

“I am inspired by the processes of nature more than nature itself. It is the essence of this that is evident in my work, visible in the co-existence of form and formlessness in each piece.” More…


BAU-XI VANCOUVER

DECK THE WALLS    GALLERY ARTISTS
DECEMBER 7 – 21, 2013


Clockwise from top left: Val Nelson, Andre PettersonJanna WatsonVirginia Mak

Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver: Saturday, December 7th 2-4 pm, artists in attendance.

The Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver will be presenting a group exhibition of new works featuring our gallery artists, opening Saturday, December 7th, 2013 with a reception from 2-4pm. This winter show will highlight a variety of media including paintings, photographs and mixed media. More…

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BAU-XI PHOTO

1/1 SHOW     SINGLE EDITION PHOTOGRAPHS
DECEMBER 7 – 21, 2013

Opening Reception at Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto: Saturday, December 7th 2-4 pm.

Please join us for the Collectors’ Viewing & Artist Reception for Bau-Xi Photo’s third annual 1/1 Show. The afternoon of Saturday, December 7th, 2-4pm will be the first opportunity to acquire never-before-seen, single-edition photographs by Bau-Xi Photo artists.  These special 1/1 pieces will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis starting at 2pm on December 7th.

For an exclusive Collector’s Preview PDF catalogue, please contact us here.

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NEWS

INTRODUCING SHAUN DOWNEY 


Elly Flamingo, oil on canvas, 60 x 56.5 inches, $18000 CAD

Bau-Xi Gallery is thrilled to welcome Toronto-based artist, Shaun Downey, to their stable of artists.

Shaun Downey strives to breathe fresh life into realist painting by combining classical ideals within the context of his own life and surroundings. His paintings have elements of decades past, but are firmly grounded in present day. Often painting his wife and friends within the confines of his home, we are allowed a voyeuristic glance into his world as he reveals his efforts to capture the fleeting beauty of modern life.

As outside viewers, we find ourselves longing to understand who Shaun Downey’s subjects are. What their lives are like, and which chain of events led them to the exact moment the artist has captured. His meticulously rendered paintings call out to be understood, but we the viewer are left to make our own assumptions. Downey’s work was shown in 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of the BP Portrait Award, and his work can be found in numerous public and private collections. More…

Please contact us if you wish to receive updates on Shaun Downey’s new paintings.


ART BOOKS

For the gift giving season, consider one of our beautiful coffee table art books, available in both Vancouver and Toronto Bau-Xi Galleries or for shipping. Please contact us for more information and purchase inquiries.


Left to right: Bobbie BurgersDrew BurnhamBratsa BonifachoBarbara Cole


DECEMBER HOLIDAY HOURS

Please note that Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto & Bau-Xi Photo will be closed  from December 24th at 2pm to January 1st inclusive.

Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver will be closed on December 25th – 26th and January 1st. The gallery will be closing at 2pm on December 24th and December 31st.


UPCOMING SHOWS

Coming up in January: Alex Cameron at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, 3 x 3 Group Show at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver,Chris Shepherd at Bau-Xi PhotoJames Martin & Tony Angell at Foster/White Gallery, Seattle.

Contact us for exhibition previews.

    


CONTACT US:
BAU-XI GALLERY
340 Dundas St West, Toronto, ON
BAU-XI GALLERY
3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
BAU-XI PHOTO
324 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON

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