Gavin Lynch | Pixel Estate | Advance Exhibition Preview

Gavin Lynch | Pixel Estate

September 5-30th, 2023
1384 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7th, 5-7 pm | Artist in Attendance

This September, Bau-Xi Gallery is proud to present the highly anticipated solo exhibition for Gavin Lynch, Pixel Estate

Artist Statement:

"The exhibition is titled "Pixel Estate" and is thus far the cleanest break I've made with the distinctly Canadian landscapes and motifs I so regularly engaged with previously. It thematically revolves around a fictional garden ~ perhaps virtual, digital ~ which is a highly designed and manicured space in which we find both extinct and modified species of birds, plants and mushrooms. In this painterly space I've been exploring the similarities between gardens and landscape painting, two realms of human activity that both mimic and emulate what we consider to be "nature". Both the birds and mushrooms are in states of pictorial mutation, undergoing both exaggerated stretching and compression, awkwardly growing to absurd sizes (for instance, the 8 foot tall mushroom) and pushing against the compositional constraints of some uniquely tall or long canvases. I think these manipulations speak to the human influence on both individual species and more generally the environment at large; not everything in this garden is well. Perhaps the mushrooms are waiting around to decompose the remains of this place. While the garden is a serene space, the manicured trees, walking paths and stone walls therein remind us that this is indeed a space created and maintained by humans, a space gently disrupted by ripples of digital manipulation and distortion … much like how our perception of nature has slowly been altered by our evolving relationship with screens and technology" - Gavin Lynch, 2023

Pixel Estate coincides with the grand opening of Bau-Xi Gallery’s expansive new location on Dufferin Street on September 9, 2023.

This preview has closed. To view Gavin Lynch's entire new collection Pixel Estate, please click here.

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