Bobbie Burgers 'Lightly Touch Down'

“The cradle rocks above an abyss and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” – Vladimir Nabokov

Burgers’ latest body of work—Lightly Touch Down—showcases the artist’s commitment to exploring the endless possibilities both in paint’s beauty and its flaws. The floral subject is the vessel by which Burgers’ hand journeys across the canvas, confidently sweeping colour into form, but always reverent of her medium’s expressive qualities. These energizing canvases are portraits, experiments, even narrative studies; it is as though Burgers is able to capture the sublime story of life—in all its strength and fragility—in a single surface. Blooms spring from the void, grow, breathe, rise to crescendo, only to melt off the canvas and dissolve into air with melancholic sweetness. Like Nabokov’s existential declaration, each painting for Burgers lives “to be that crack of light, like fireworks, spending it all at once, living large and rich and beyond its means, holding nothing back.”

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 11 from 2 - 4 PM, artist in attendance

Exhibition runs June 11 - 25, 2016 at Bau-Xi Toronto

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