Milstein's aerial photographs of London landmarks

 

Renowned American photographer Jeffrey Milstein recently documented several well-known locations in London, England. Creating striking aerial shots by photographing out of a helicopter, the results are skillful pieces that offer a stunning and unique view of these iconic landmarks.

 

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Bau-Xi Gallery artists participate in The Brain Project

Scultpture shown is by Bobbie Burgers

 

Many Bau-Xi artists were recently involved with The Brain Project, developed as a catalyst for discussion and awareness of brain health.

The Brain Project held a public exhibition in downtown Toronto of the sculptures that will ultimately be sold to sponsoring organizations or collectors worldwide. 

The brains will be auctioned off on October 17th, on Paddle8.com. Proceeds will support Baycrest Health Sciences, a world leader in brain health and aging.

 

Follow these links to view Bau-Xi artist’s brain sculptures:

DARLENE COLE

BOBBIE BURGERS

JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE

ROBERT MARCHESSAULT

STEVEN NEDERVEEN

JANNA WATSON

ANDRE PETTERSON

TED FULLERTON

 

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'Modern Leisure': Where to see it first

Joshua Jensen-Nagle new image presented by Bau-Xi Gallery

As we prepare for Joshua Jensen-Nagle's much anticipated November exhibition 'Modern Leisure', here are some opportunities to see the new exhibition and meet the artist:

PREVIEW EVENT AT ART TORONTO:

Friday October 28th, 6-8pm, Booth A30
featuring artist talk and beverages

OPENING RECEPTION FOR 'MODERN LEISURE': 

Saturday November 5th, 2-4pm
Bau-Xi Photo: 324 Dundas St. West
Show runs until November 22nd

CLICK TO PREVIEW JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE ARTWORK HERE

(please note 'Modern Leisure' will be released online in mid-October)

 

MODERN LEISURE

Joshua Jensen-Nagle has long been fascinated with the rich, lusty history of European beaches. In Modern Leisure, Jensen-Nagle continues this exploration in his signature style, capturing sun-soaked vistas of European shorelines. Photographed from different vantage points, Jensen-Nagle’s scenes contrast the scattering of modern day bathers basking in the sun—leisurely escaping everyday life—with the dramatic ancient promontories, unique rock formations, and deep caves found on the coasts of Italy, Portugal, France, and Spain. The artist believes these photographs are not to be interpreted as documentation of places or people in time, but rather as views that stimulate the onlooker’s own emotional memories.

Jensen-Nagle has mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last 12 years, and is collected widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto.

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New David T. Alexander collection coming to Toronto

David Alexander Hardly A Landscape

Artwork details: 'Hardly A Landscape,' 2016, 36 X 48 inches, acrylic on canvas. ACQUIRE.

Bau-Xi Toronto is excited as new canvases by the impressive landscape painter David T. Alexander come into the gallery this week. Just stretched is the captivating 'Hardly A Landscape' (above), a subtle composition that sees Alexander exploring soft palettes alongside the universal and reflective subject matter for which his work is known. More by David Alexander will be available at our booth at Art Toronto, and for the artist's much anticipated solo exhibition this November.

Contact us for David T. Alexander preview opportunities, and view the current collection online here.

 A glimpse of what to expect in the coming months:

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ARTIST Q&A : SHERI BAKES

 

1) What would you like viewers to feel or experience when they look at one of your paintings ?

 A deeper connection to the experience of conscious life

 2) You suffered a serious stroke when you were a young adult and this experience has clearly re-defined and changed you as a painter. Could you elaborate ?

 Painting wise I went from being a predominantly figurative painter who worked in acrylics and was heavily interested in the darker aspects of the human psyche, to landscape painting with a heavy interest in consciousness, meditation, wellness, pure/true pitch or sound in colour's relational pattern vibrations etc .. I'm less interested in creating personal (cathartic/therapeutic) psychological work,  and more interested in tapping into a deeper collective connection and evolution and creating from this place (if possible).

 3) How is this exhibition different from some of your other exhibitions that have preceded it ?

 The work has become quite abstract. Fellow artist Val Nelson called it "celestial" and on the surface it kind of is.

I've really been interested in the similarities between patterns found in nature under a microscope and patterns found in the vastness of space. Macro and micro. And somehow trying to depict those so called "polarities" or perspectives,  and creating movement between the two on each canvas. Instead of painting left/right or forward/aft movement, I'm trying to create more of a 4th or 5th dimensional experience. Kind of a lofty goal but it's really interesting to try.

 4) What is the most indispensable item in your studio ?

 My dogs

 5) Is there a colour you deplore or simply cannot use ?

 Phthalo blue & phthalo green

 6) You have gradually moved from painting primarily on wood panels to painting primarily on canvas. Why ?

 I was at Windsor Plywood one day talking to one of the guys I'd gotten to know there. We were talking about the doorskin I used to paint on and he told me it was cut from old growth forest. That didn't sit well with me. Painting trees on old growth forest felt like such a massive act of betrayal. Especially after being up in Haida Gwaii in 2004 and seeing some of the big logging trucks driving into the bush and coming out with one big tree, hundreds of years old, on their flat beds.

7) What is your creative process like ? Do you start many paintings at once or work on them individually one after the other ?  Does your concept of a painting at the beginning look like the completed painting or is it often a surprise ?

 I meditate a lot. Most of the work is done there. I just get out of the way, sit and listen and let my brain do the work it loves to do. Then when my mind is clear and can articulate its vision ( for lack of a better word, I live with Aphantasea and can't actually "envision" anything), through all the cells and nerves and structures of my body, I get to the laborious part of painting. Sometimes I start many paintings now and sometimes I work on one for a longer time. Sometimes it looks like how it did when it began, just more evolved, and sometimes it looks totally different.  

 8) Do you ever encounter creative blocks and if so how do you overcome them ?

I don't believe in  "blocks." I think this is an inaccurate use of descriptive language and a way of describing something that is not fully understood. If you need water, you go to the source and get some water. I realise this is a first world analogy, but for the sake of this metaphor, the water is always there.  If there are obstacles in the way of getting the water, is that a "block" ? When someone says they have a creative block, in my experience, they are imagining they are in a desert, waiting for it to rain when they could just get up and go turn on a tap, drive to a spring, walk to a well. This isn't the desert.

 Do the work, there is no block.

 9)  Is there a particular artist or artists, living or dead, that has made an impact on you or your work ?

Several. Early on it was Van Gogh, Francis Bacon, Turner, Braque and Cezzane. Sam Messer, especially his series on Jon Serl ( One Man By Himself ). Etienne Zack has had a huge influence on me and my work even though we paint nothing alike. Julie Heffernan is a massive influence although her work is figurative and more literal/psychological. Many of the Lenningrad School of painters, I look through their work very often. And Johann Groebner who is now in Vienna. Jay Senetchko, Kim Kimbro Taylor. When I was in NY I studied a few of the Valesquez paintings there for hours. Emily Carr's work too. And AY Jackson. Christopher and Mary Pratt, too. Visiting with Christopher in his studio in Newfoundland was really incredible. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, I have so much respect for that man. And my paternal grandmother and grandfather. My grandmother was a Sunday painter and my grandfather made exquisite pen and ink drawings.  I'm interested in making a contribution to the history of painting and am conscious to learn as much as I can from other painters but take that learning and develop it into my own style of communication or connection.

Impact for me can come from looking at the work or knowing the person who is making the work. Most often it comes from both.

 10) Are there upcoming projects or a series you are excited to explore ?

 Many. I'm currently writing three books (a memoir, a book of recipes and a children's book), and continuation in developing ideas in painting.

 11) Regardless of the subject matter in your work over the years, there is an overarching sense of movement, a shifting light, and a current of energy running through the paintings.Is this something you intentionally try to create in each work ?

 To me, in paint or in life, what else is there really?

 

 VIEW SHERI BAKES' COLLECTION OF WORKS HERE

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Kathryn Macnaughton collaboration with The Kit Compact X The Gap 1969 Jean Jacket

Kathryn Macnaughton was among six Canadian visual artists asked by international magazine, The Kit to re-imagine the classic Gap 1969 jean jacket. Macnaughton's stunning interpretation of the garment is on display at The Gap at Bloor and Bay Street (60 Bloor St W). 

Click to view The Kit

Click to view work by Kathryn Macnaughton 

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THE NEW WAY TO COLLECT ART

Bau-Xi Gallery's newly redesigned website makes it easy for collectors to browse our selection of artwork by award-winning Canadian and international artists.


This updated interface responds to a global trend toward collecting online, and features new tools for making acquisitions, including artist biographies, curated artwork selections, and a simple and secure checkout process.

 

OPTIONS FOR VIEWING:

Bau-Xi Gallery's talented art consultants are available to assist you 7 days a week.

Bau-Xi Vancouver: 604-733-7011

Bau-Xi Toronto: 416-977-0600

Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto: 416-977-0400

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New work by Chris Temple

Chris Temple painting presented by Bau-Xi GalleryChris Temple, Homage to Hugh and Dot Mackenzie, 49.5 x 39.5 inches, ACQUIRE

Chris Temple's latest painting is a beautiful homage to Bau-Xi Gallery artist Hugh Mackenzie and his late wife, Dorothy Mackenzie.

Chris Temple has exhibited extensively across Canada, and is featured in prominent collections of institutions such as the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Price Waterhouse Toronto, the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Chris Temple has been capturing the complexity and sublimity of Canada’s urban environments for over 30 years. Indeed, Temple describes himself as a “landscape painter” whose fascination with the urban has prompted explorations all over North America and Europe in search of the “urban core compression, intricate infrastructure, and industrial decay that [he] finds so interesting to ponder.” Temple’s technically precise paintings render the cityscape as something both strong and delicate, familiar yet mysterious, and always reverent of contemporary landscape as an endless source of visual interest.

 

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BRATSA BONIFACHO: Return to Babylonia

Bratsa Bonifacho, English Bay Sunset, 36 X 36 inches, acrylic on canvas.

 

EXHIBITION AT BAU-XI VANCOUVER | OCTOBER 15 - 29, 2016 

Artist Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2-4PM 

ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE

Bratsa Bonifacho's interest in communication and cultural identity is the foundation for his latest exhibition, Return to Babylonia. A fascination with Akkadian, the ancient language of a Babylonia, led the artist to explore the triangle and line motifs of the alphabet. A breaking-up and bursting of the iconic grid patterning and Roman alphabet of the artist's seminal "Habitat Pixel" series, Bonifacho's latest paintings deconstruct and splay the recognizable shape of letters, numbers and symbols into blooms of cacophonous colour.

Return to Babylonia also features a sub-series of thirty-one 13 X 13 inch "Tablet" paintings inspired by the palette board he uses to mix paint. Pure, rich oils collide, blend, rise and fall on the tablet surface effectively underscoring or disguising letters and numbers of the Roman alphabet. 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Bratsa Bonifacho is a senior artist based in Vancouver, Canada. His work is held in many private, corporate and permanent museum collections across five continents. Major collections held include the Canadian Embassy in Argentina, Museum of Modern Art in Yugoslavia, the National Museum of Serbia and the Department of External Affairs in Ottawa.

Internationally recognized for his deeply layered abstract paintings, an intense interest in technology, communication and cultural identity is at the forefront of his current artistic practice.

Bonifacho joined Bau-Xi Gallery in 1998 and affiliate gallery, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle in 2004.

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From the Archive: Kenneth Lochhead's 1960s Abstractions

 

Artwork details: 'Warm Movement,' 1964, oil on canvas. ACQUIRE.

The work of Kenneth Lochhead (1926-2006) represents in many ways the complex and varied strata that make up Canadian art history in the 20th century. From stylized surrealism, to geometric abstraction, to abstracted landscape, Lochhead's paintings are era-defining in their commitment to both aesthetic philosophies and experimentation with media.

The conceptual underpinnings of Lochhead's mid-century abstractions are detailed by curator Ted Fraser in the catalogue for "Kenneth Lochhead: Garden of Light," a text produced by the Mackenzie Art Gallery in 2005:

"Lochhead's abstractions revel in the romanticism of the lost garden of modernism, enjoying an organic, almost forbidden asymmetry...Unlike many contemporaries, Lochhead never painted confusing mazes as symbols of alienation, fear and anxiety. To him, colour abstraction was a path toward understanding and truth...Through colour, these are expansive pictures, not confined spaces." 

Bau-Xi Gallery is proud to represent the Lochhead estate, and regularly displays rare and exciting works spanning the artist's career from the 1960s-1990s. 

Above: Kenneth Lochhead in his Gatineau studio.

VIEW THE COLLECTION OF OILS AND WATERCOLOURS HERE

 

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Great artwork and design never go out of style

Cecconi Simone design, Andre Petterson artwork

Andre Petterson artwork is featured in this stunning design by Toronto-based interior design practice, Cecconi Simone, from 2010.

VIEW ANDRE PETTERSON'S LATEST WORKS HERE

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Anthony Redpath RE-FINED on now at Bau-Xi Photo

Artwork details: 'Separation and Conversion," 53 X 84 inches, Edition of 7, Chromogenic print mounted to archival substrate.

Visit Bau-Xi Photo to view the incredible new series by Anthony Redpath--one that at both redefines and, as the exhibition title suggests, refines representations of the industrial landscape. RE-FINED is on now until September 22nd at 324 Dundas St. West.

READ THE CATALOGUE ESSAY: "An Uneasy Distance: Anthony Redpath’s Re-Fined" by Sky Gooden

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