CURATOR'S SELECTION:
SITE-SPECIFIC

The relationship between an artist and their environment can be a crucial piece for the development of their practice. For some, a location and its discernible features become elements to document or represent within a body of work. For others, it is the impression of a specific location and the inherent emotions one feels while in the setting that inspires creativity. For the December Curator’s Selection, we analyze the way in which four artists handle, manipulate and investigate geographical locations and their signifiers to produce art that captures an experience of place.

CHRIS SHEPHERD’S process of exploring Toronto’s urban landscape has led to a long-running fascination with the often passed-over tableaus of metropolitan life. His subjects often include discarded items and unexpectedly framed objects discovered around the city, which have helped shape his perspective of a place that he now calls home.

The changing state of coastal British Columbia’s raw manufacturing industries –down or vacant industrial pulp mills, cooling towers, gas tanks, coal bunkers, and silos – express economic and environmental concerns that ANTHONY REDPATH’S lens expertly captures. The artist's hyper-real, abstract photographs reveal a literal metamorphosis of these once-bustling industries: eroding concrete, rusted corrugated aluminum and paint peeling away from wood siding.

The instantly recognizable architecture and landscape of Southern California obtains the quality of an abstract painting in GEORGE BYRNE’S large-format photographs. Whether manipulated and re-composed or framed to capture shadowing, form and colour, the region is appreciated by artist as much for its iconography as its ability to inspire a unique, minimalist style of photography that is distinct to Byrne.

Lastly, the palpable optimism, peace and beauty of rural Vancouver Island emanates within SHERI BAKES' latest series of landscape paintings. The artist’s application of rich layers of oil paint in various strokes parallel the wide variations in topography within the region and the unsullied, purity of the land.

Chris Shepherd - Storage Mart, Research Road  - 36x36 in. - $3,100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Chris Shepherd - Club Monaco - Avenue Road and Bloor - 2 sizes, $1,550-$3,100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Chris Shepherd - Electrical Panel, Bohemian Embassy, Queen St - 36x36 in. - $3,100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Chris Shepherd - Plywood - Pape and Aldwych - 36x36 in. - $3,100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Chris Shepherd - Construction Sign and Club Monaco Building- 3 sizes, $1,350-$4,300, Archival Pigment Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Chris Shepherd - Osgoode TO - 24x36 in. - $2,200, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Alice Ladder - 2 sizes, $3,750-$6,400, Archival Inkjet Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Floating in a Black Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Duncan Door III - 2 sizes, $4,050-$6,800, Archival Inkjet Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Floating in a Black Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Alice Cedar - 26x36 in. - $7,500, Oil and Digital Print on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Alice Paint - 24.5x36 in. - $7,050, Oil and Digital Print on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Alice Run - 36x24.5 in. - $7,050, Oil and Digital Print on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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Anthony Redpath - Alice Square - 36x26 in. - $7,500, Oil and Digital Print on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Duncan Door II - 36x27 in. - $7,800, Oil and Digital Print on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Blue Alice - 36x25.5 in. - $7,350, Oil and Digital Print on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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Anthony Redpath - Window Wall II - 2 sizes, $4,650-$8,000, Archival Inkjet Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Floating in a Black Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Alice Stacks - 2 sizes, $5,200-$8,950, Archival Inkjet Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Floating in a Black Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Anthony Redpath - Cedar Stacks II - 2 sizes, $5,200-$8,950, Archival Inkjet Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Floating in a Black Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - El Chavo - 2 sizes, $2,000-$4,650, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Pink Desert - 2 sizes, $2,000-$4,650, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Green Sun with Yellow - 2 sizes, $2,000-$4,650, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - New Order - 2 sizes, $2,000-$4,650, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Peach Wall with Purple - 2 sizes, $2,500-$6,000, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Boyle Heights - 2 sizes, $2,500-$6,000, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
George Byrne - Temple St - 2 sizes, $2,500-$6,000, Archival Pigment Print on Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
40 x 72 in. - $7,300.00 CAD
Sheri Bakes - Creekside, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $6,200.00 CAD
Sheri Bakes - Plum True, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
42 x 48 in. - $5,600.00 CAD
Sheri Bakes - Quiet Riot, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 x 66 in. - $9,000.00 CAD
Sheri Bakes - Sonnet, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
42 x 48 in. - $5,600.00 CAD
Sheri Bakes - Found Poem, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 66 in. - $6,400.00 CAD
Sheri Bakes - Memories of Wilderness, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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