"One to watch": Listen to Kathryn Macnaughton on CBC Radio Q

According to Tom Powers, Toronto's Kathryn Macnaughton is "one to watch in the Canadian art world." 

"It doesn't take an expert to see that Kathryn's work is really special"  says Powers, host of CBC Radio q. Listen to abstract artist Kathryn Macnaughton discuss her creative process, what inspires her work, and how she prepared for the upcoming exhibition, Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds at Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver this July. 

Click here to view new Macnaughton's latest works and see why she is being called the "one to watch in the Canadian art world." 

Listen to the interview here »

View available work by Kathryn Macnaughton

Read more about the artist's upcoming exhibition with Erin Armstrong, Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds.

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MICHAEL WOLF RETROSPECTIVE IN EUROPE

Michael Wolf photography, Architecture of Density series, presented by Bau-Xi Gallery

Visit Michael Wolf's retrospective, Life in Cities, at the Rencontres d’Arles from July 3 to August 27, 2017. The exhibition will travel to international institutions, including the Fotomuseum Den Haag in January 2018, and will be accompanied by a monograph.

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AVAILABLE MICHAEL WOLF ARTWORK

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2017 South Granville ArtWalk at Bau-Xi Gallery

2017 South Granville Art Walk at Bau-Xi Gallery
Saturday, June 17,  10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Vancouverites and visitors are all invited to this fabulous, creative event, where they can wander up and down Granville Street and partake in artist talks, have refreshments, and attend over 12 different art exhibitions spread across the South Granville neighbourhood.

Join Bau-Xi for an exciting day filled with art and activities courtesy of our neighbourhood partners alongside David T. Alexander's Land and Mindscape: Perceptions and Sensations

EVENT SCHEDULE:

10 am - 6 pm
Floral Art Installation inspired by the paintings of David Alexander
courtesy of Granville Island Florist

10 am - 12 pm
Artisanal coffee tasting hosted by Bump'n Grind Café

10 am - 1 pm
Hand massages, product demonstrations and a variety of samples courtesy of L’Occitane

3:00 pm
Gallery Talk and Tour of David T. Alexander’s latest exhibition, “Land and Mindscapes: Perceptions and Sensations”

5:00 pm
Raffle - Three Gift Prizes Drawn:
1. A Beautiful L'Occitane Gift Set
2. $150 Opus Art Supplies Gift Card
3. Barbara Cole Art Book published by Bau-Xi Gallery

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors

 

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Kathryn Macnaughton in The Coveteur



Kathryn Macnaughton
sat down with The Coveteur's Jodi Taylor to talk about preparing for her upcoming two-person show Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds (with fellow artist Erin Armstrong) at Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver this upcoming July. The OCAD grad ties eclectic influences from vintage magazines and graphic design to architecture and the history of American modernist painting in her new suite of paintings. More exclusive photos from inside the artist's Toronto studio after the jump.

Read the Coveteur article here »

View available work by Kathryn Macnaughton here »

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Image Credit (ABOVE): Renée Rodenkirchen for The Coveteur

 *Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds opens Saturday, July 8th at Bau-Xi Vancouver.

 

 

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Sheri Bakes Profiled in Canadian Art




Vancouver painter Sheri Bakes was recently profiled in Canadian Art on her work in relationship to living with aphantasia, a condition that eliminates one's ability to mentally visualize imagery. In the intimate interview, Sheri speaks candidly about how her painting practice and style was dramatically altered by an inability to access the 'mind's eye.' Undeterred, Sheri learned to paint again from scratch. Sheri’s resilience and determination led to an unforeseen relationship to the process of painting that creates hope and vitality within her canvases.

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Jensen-Nagle and Michael Wolf in Photo London Top 5

Joshua Jensen Nagle top artist at Photo London

Something Curated has named Joshua Jensen-Nagle in their Top 5 'Must-See Photographers at Photo London 2017'

Michael Wolf top 5 at Photo London

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Michael Wolf is who has been featured for his Tokyo Compression series at Flowers Gallery.

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Jensen-Nagle included in Top 20 at Photo London

Jensen-Nagle Hanauma Bay I chosen for Photo London top 20

'Hanauma Bay I' was chosen by Queen guitarist Brian May as one of his 'Top 20' for Photo London.

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Thursday 18 May 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

SEAMEN'S HALL, SOMERSET HOUSE

Tour the highlights of Photo London selected by legendary Queen guitarist and author Dr Brian May CBE. Dr May has a passion for Stereoscopy and publishes photographic books through the London Stereoscopic Company which he runs. The tour will be led by Dr Jean Wainwright and incorporate visits to booths across the fair. Dr Jean Wainwright is a Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography at UCA. As an art historian, critic and curator she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to numerous catalogues and books. Wainwright’s practice also features interviews with international artists and photographers, many of which can be found on the Tate Audio Arts site. 

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In The Studio with David T. Alexander

A rewarding day was spent with David making the final selection of paintings for the BC artist's highly anticipated upcoming solo show opening June 10th at Bau-Xi Vancouver. The artist continues to surprise us with new modes of mark-making and an unpredictable and riveting use of colour in both his landscapes and his 'wet' series. We can't wait to unveil this stunning and ambitious new body of work.

"Land and Mindscape : Perceptions and Sensations" opens June 10th at Bau-Xi Vancouver

Contact us at info@bau-xi.com if you'd like to be notified for previewing.

 

VIEW MORE WORK BY DAVID T. ALEXANDER

David has often said some of his most favoured paint brushes are the ones that are the most worn and paint encrusted ones because they make the most original and interesting marks on the canvas.

 

The studio floor wears the patina of countless hours spent painting here.

 

The final selection for the show has been made late in the day after much deliberation

 

 

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New Artist: Mel Gausden

Bau-Xi is thrilled to announce the latest addition to the gallery stable: Toronto painter Mel Gausden.

Mel Gausden explores themes of personal and cultural identity through traditions of self-portraiture and landscape painting. Her interests lie in combining visual markers and signifiers of nostalgia and Canadiana with painterly gesture, mark-making and bold highlights. The artist applies neon silhouettes evocative of “instagram-esque” colour filters to highlight the inherent distortion of our own personal narratives. In the end, these visual narratives end up as hybrids, part-reality and part-dreamscape.

Mel Gausden earned her Bachelor’s of Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2009. She continues to live and work out of her studio in Toronto.

VIEW WORK BY MEL GAUSDEN

 

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Ted Fullerton installs sculpture commission in St. Albert, Alberta

 

Ted Fullerton has just returned from St. Albert, Alberta, after installing a commissioned sculpture in St. Albert Place. The sculpture is installed in the main lobby entrance to the building designed by well-known Canadian architect, Douglas Cardinal. The 9 foot tall sculpture is called ‘Becoming’, and is symbolic of a monumental cocoon/chrysalis at a point of a butterfly's emergence from a state of metamorphosis.

 

Concept Statement from the Artist:

The sculpture is symbolic of a monumental cocoon/chrysalis at a point of a butterfly's emergence from a state of metamorphosis. It is that magical moment of realization where transition/emergence is realized. This sculpture represents a butterfly's chrysalis which acts as an iconic metaphor for being and becoming that is understood globally for possibilities, growth and transformation. The shape of the cocoon/chrysalis is an archetype where its associative relationship to a place of sanctuary is "understood".

 

Ted Fullerton ‘Becoming’, 2.74m x .81m x 1.04m, 2017

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Drew Burnham Featured in Creators Vancouver


Renowned artist Drew Burnham was recently featured in Creators Vancouver following his recent sold out show at Bau-Xi Toronto this past April. In the interview with Elizabeth Newton, Drew recounts his very first sold-out show at Bau-Xi in 2004 and provides some insight into his meticulous process of glazing and layering using both oil and acrylic paints. The artist also provides invaluable personal advice for emerging artists: "Put in the time. You have to dedicate a certain, huge part of your world to the activity. There are no shortcuts. Keep at it. It’s not a Sunday thing." 

Read the interview on the Creators Vancouver blog here.

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LIMITED TIME: COMPLIMENTARY SHIPPING

For a limited time, Bau-Xi Gallery is offering complimentary shipping to destinations within North America, for orders over $5000. This offer applies to two-dimensional painting and photography only.

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