Mel Gausden

Mel Gausden | Future Museums
July 11-31, 2024
Bau-Xi Gallery | Dufferin, Main Floor Gallery 
1384 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11th, 5-8 PM | ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE 

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Mel Gausden explores themes of personal and cultural identity through traditions of self-portraiture and landscape painting. Her work combines symbols and markers of Canadiana with painterly gestures, mark-making, and bold highlights. Neon silhouettes add a contemporary freshness and highlight the inherent distortion of personal narratives. Gausden’s manipulation of oil paint varies from sculptural—bending and piling thick layers of paint into matchsticks of textured impasto—to painterly— diluting paint until it drips with controlled precision.

Gausden’s process is significantly determined by the length of time in which her source material is transformed by time into nostalgic images; a process that can take years. Once memories are bound to her images, the narrative emerges and is rendered in paint.

Mel Gausden earned her Bachelor of Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2009. She lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario.

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48 X 72 in. - $7,200 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'This Was Supposed to be Ours' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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48 X 72 in. - $7,200 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Into the Valley Where the Cold Air Sits' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
Mel Gausden artwork 'The Weight of it All (I Just Need a Minute)' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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40 X 60 in. - $5,850 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'The Rain Makes Everything Silver' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
60 X 40 in. - $5,850 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Can We Panic Yet' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
60 X 40 in. - $5,850 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Intrusive Thoughts' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
60 X 40 in. - $5,850 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'The Importance of Being Idle' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
60 X 40 in. - $5,850 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
48 X 36 in. - $4,550 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'The Quiet in the Noise' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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48 X 36 in. - $4,550 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Where Do We Go From Here' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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48 X 36 in. - $4,550 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Old Friends' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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24 X 30 in. - $2,600 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Overlooked By Lake Superior' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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24 X 30 in. - $2,600 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Stand By Me' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
36 X 48 in. - $4,550 CAD
Mel Gausden artwork 'Back to the Beginning' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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30 X 40 IN. - $3,400 CAD
Dock Jump
36 X 48 IN. - $4,300 CAD
Meetings and Mendings
60 X 40 IN. - $5,400 CAD
There's Something in the Air
36 X 36 in. - $3,500 CAD
New Kids On The Block
22 X 30 IN. - $1,900 CAD
Study for As Bright as Day
22 X 30 IN. - $2,200 CAD
Study for The Wedding Party
22 X 30 IN. - $1,900 CAD
Study for Late Summer Dreams
8.5 x 11.5 IN. - $600 CAD
Sketch for Coyote Tactics
8.5 x 11.5 IN. - $600 CAD
Sketch for Waiting For the Storm
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