Tom Burrows | Into That Good Night


Tom Burrows | Into That Good Night
April 4 -25, 2024
Bau-Xi Gallery | Dufferin
1384 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4, 5-7 PM | ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE

Bau-Xi Gallery is thrilled to present Vancouver-based artist Tom Burrows' new solo exhibition Into That Good Night, his first show for Bau-Xi Toronto since 2019. The latest chapter in The Curve of Time series, this collection is comprised of exceptional polymer resin sculptures on which he writes:

"The electricity has just returned after a vicious Christmas day southeaster wreaked havoc on this side of Hornby. A heavy panel of tempered glass that sheltered the entrance to the house was sent cartwheeling thirty feet, shattering on the paving stones by the gate. When we returned by the light of a cell phone from Christmas dinner with friends at a home -- luckily, on the island's northwest shore -- we were greeted with what seemed like myriads of diamonds on the path.

It's been reported that the Salish Sea is warming faster than the greater North Pacific.

After the flu pandemic and an era of factional politics and market manipulation, M. Wylie Blanchet’s decade-long family travelogue commenced its nautical passages in 1928, on the eve of the Great Depression. Simultaneously, fascism gained a stranglehold throughout Europe and Northern Asia, in the lead-up to another world-shattering conflict.

In 2024, we find ourselves emerging from a pandemic, but now the curve of time and space is compressed. In the ever-tightening vortex of mega-corporate media, we teeter on the lip of recession and fascism flourishes with the proliferation of populist demigods.

Hopefully, a voice will transmit a true journal of their family’s voyage; that anyone receives.

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

I have appropriated Dylan Thomas's lines, hoping to transfer rage from the death of the self to the demise of a global ecosphere that supports human existence.

“Hope is the highest form of art.” Gerhard Richter.

“The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.” Francisco Goya.”"

Tom Burrows' work is held in private, corporate, and public collections across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The artist's polymer resin works were acquired for the permanent collection of Canada House in Trafalgar Square, London, and the HBC Global Art Collection in New York. Tom Burrows lives and works between Hornby Island and Vancouver.


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