Barbara Cole | Between Worlds 1984-2023
September 5-30th, 2023
1384 Dufferin Street, Toronto | 2nd Floor
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7th, 5-7 pm | Artist in Attendance
Book Launch / Artist Q&A: Saturday, September 30th, 1-4 pm | Artist in Attendance
Bau-Xi Gallery is thrilled to present the highly anticipated solo exhibition from renowned photographer Barbara Cole titled Between Worlds, on view September 5 - 30, 2023.
The exhibition coincides with the grand opening of Bau-Xi Gallery’s expansive new location on Dufferin Street on September 9, 2023. In tandem with artist Gavin Lynch’s concurrent exhibition, Between Worlds is the first formal exhibition to open at the new location.
Following the recent release of her new book, Between Worlds, published by teNeues publishing house, Cole’s exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery mirrors the book’s holistic narrative by tracing Cole’s inventor-like spirit and painterly approach to photography sustained over the decades as well as where her work is heading next. The exhibition gathers works that span various points throughout her career as well as new works, together examining the ways she has experimented with photographic mediums to create imagery that is inventive, timeless, and dreamlike.
The exhibition features several different bodies of work, including: selections from the new series Somewhere that evolves her signature underwater photography of the female form suspended within heavily adorned architectural spaces to create phantasmagoric scenes; selections from the series Shadow Dancing, her wet collodion practice in which she revitalizes the 19th Century photographic process with contemporary experimentation to create three-dimensional dance between light and shadow; selections of lenticulars that, paired with her underwater imagery, create an illusion of depth and weightlessness; and others.
The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on September 7, 2023, as well as for an artist talk, Q&A, and book signing on September 30, 2023, from 1-4 pm.