For immediate release:
March and April exhibitions at Bau-Xi Galleries:
Left to right: Janna Watson, Ted Godwin, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, John Barkley
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO:
March 15 – 29, 2014, Main Floor: Janna Watson
Show title: Volcano Baked Heart
Opening Reception: Saturday March 15th, 2-4pm, artist in attendance
A wildly successful emerging artist, Janna Watson is known for her compelling abstract paintings on panel. Watson’s work includes a beautiful freeness; a carefully balanced pairing of loose painting and stain combined with perfectly placed architectural lines. The artist grew up in Flesherton, Ontario and received her BFA with Honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008. Now based in Toronto, Watson is a shining example of a young emerging artist making a significant mark on the Canadian art scene.
Watson’s work can be found in several significant collections including the TD Bank Financial Group, CIBC, and the Soho Metropolitan Hotel. Most recently, she was selected to create a magnificent 11×31 foot painting for the feature space in AURA, North America’s largest condominium building with a strong focus on building a meaningful Canadian art collection.
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO:
March 15 – 29, 2014, Upper Gallery: Ted Godwin Memorial Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday March 15th, 2-4pm
Ted Godwin, one of Canada’s most influential artists and member of the renowned Canadian avant garde movement the Regina Five, died in January of 2013 at the age of 79. Bau-Xi Galleries in both Toronto and Vancouver will be honouring the late artist’s long and impressive career in a memorial exhibition. Godwin achieved national acclaim when his work was exhibited alongside fellow artists Ronald Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, Art McKay, and Douglas Morton in a 1961 exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada entitled ‘Five Painters from Regina.’ Together the artists became known as the Regina Five, a group considered to be at the forefront of Canada’s modern art movement. Godwin was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974, and received the Order of Canada in 2004 for his excellence in the field of visual art. He is widely recognized for his Tartan Series, and Dying Orchids series.
An avid fisherman, Godwin later became well known for his large scale iconic Canadian landscapes, particularly those along the rivers’ edge. Godwin’s work can be found in several major public collectors including The National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Hamilton, CBC, University of Regina, and the Confederation Art Centre.
Ted Godwin will be remembered and honoured in this exhibition as an integral part of Canadian art history, whose influence on fine art will live on through his paintings. Ted Godwin has been represented by the Bau-Xi Gallery since 1971.
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO:
April 5-19, 2014, Main Floor: Pure Abstraction
Opening Reception: Saturday April 5th, 2-4pm
This spring, Bau-X Gallery in Toronto is presenting a special group exhibition to highlight the talented abstract artists in the Bau-Xi stable. New work will be shown by artists such as John Barkley, Paul Vexler, Brent Boechler, and Janna Watson among others. ‘Pure Abstraction’ provides an opportunity to experience and investigate the many visual languages that abstract art can express.
BAU-XI PHOTO, TORONTO:
March 15 – 29, 2014, Joshua Jensen-Nagle
Reception & Book Launch March 2014 – date to be determined
Joshua Jensen-Nagle is a Toronto-based artist, internationally renowned for his European travelscapes. Timeless in their compositions, these images are created using a variety of techniques resulting in dream-like impressions, and are presented with the artist’s signature plexi face-mount presentation style. Next spring, Bau-Xi Photo will be displaying Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s latest series. Jensen-Nagle continues to capture illustrious monuments that reference its relationship to nostalgia and its connection to dreams. These opulent sites not only personify its importance to history, but also allude its significant influence to the subconscious; an established mark in which the artist is widely celebrated for. Throughout Jensen-Nagle’s artistic practice, he has experimented with various image formats, production techniques and materials, and continues to explore the use of photography as a means to create rather than to document a reality.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle is a New Jersey born artist who later moved to Toronto to pursue his artistic education at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in 1999. Since graduating in 2003, Jensen-Nagle still lives and works from his studio in downtown Toronto. His photographs have been exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Germany and included in numerous private and public collections worldwide.
Book launch: 132 page hardcover book of Jensen-Nagle’s artwork to be released in March 2014. Artist will be in attendance to sign copies.
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