Sheri Bakes | An Origami of Wind

Sheri Bakes | An Origami of Wind

October 21 - November 2, 2023
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Opening Reception: Saturday October 21, 2-4pm | Artist in Attendance

Bau-Xi Vancouver proudly presents An Origami of Wind, the new solo exhibition of atmospheric works from BC based artist Sheri Bakes. Inspired by the forests of Vancouver Island and North Vancouver, these atmospheric paintings reflect the artist’s ongoing interest in wind, motion, and meditative breathwork, with fine attention given to light and its stippled effect. Bakes’ ever-present indication of movement, breath and life-force - the unseen made visible - connects all her images. inviting quiet contemplation.

Artist’s statement:

This new body of work is an exploration of landscape around Vancouver Island as well as Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. When I lived in Vancouver I hiked in the North Shore mountains with my dogs 4-5 times a week in the mornings through the spring, summer and fall months. We mostly hiked a couple trails on Mt. Seymour, and the more we hiked these trails the more I felt the ever changing landscape occupying space inside myself: the boundary perception between inside and outside of myself became very thin. I suppose this is also true for the areas of Vancouver Island I’ve been fortunate enough to explore. I think I gravitate towards certain kinds of energy and these two places offer this specific energy and light in really strong, consistent abundance.

Wind, much like origami (the Japanese art of paper folding) moves through landscape, folding land into a kinetic sculpture of shapes. This show is a moving meditation on the relationship of origami in nature.

-Sheri Bakes 2023


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