Robert Marchessault | The Lorax Dreams

Robert Marchessault at Bau-Xi Gallery

Robert Marchessault | The Lorax Dreams 
November 10-24, 2018
340 Dundas St West, Toronto
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 2-4 pm, Artist in Attendance

David Restivo, three-time winner of Pianist of the Year from the National Jazz Awards, will be playing during the Reception.


The Lorax Dreams is being held to honour the 30 years since Bau-Xi Gallery first began representing Robert Marchessault’s career. We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion alongside the artist with an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 10th, 2-4pm.

Robert Marchessault’s newest body of work evolves from his continued interest in the contemporary, sublime landscape, with a renewed focus on texture and abstraction. The series seeks to reveal the artist’s emerging understanding of the non-duality of nature through the depiction of the sole-standing tree. Marchessault’s preferred subject has gone through a range of artistic treatments since they were born in the 1970s; seeing a shifting approach to space, light, textures, atmosphere, and distance. Marchessault’s trees are created from memory, as opposed to en plein air drawings or photographs. He states “I use memory as a filtering agent to remove nonessential visual elements. When a work is successful, it has a poetry that presents some aspect of my understanding of who I am."



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