Canadian Landscapes. Cori Creed at Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver, Canada: A Sense of Place. From June 6 to June 22, 2013. Opening reception: Thursday June 6, 6-8 pm Artist in attendance.
Artist Talk: Saturday June 22, 2 pm. B A U – X I G A L L E R Y 3045 Granville Street Vancouver BC V6H 3J9
We are proud to feature a solo exhibition of new paintings by Vancouver artist Cori Creed running June 6th through June 22nd, 2013 at Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. Creed is well recognized for her iconic paintings that capture the wild and rugged beauty of the West Coast.
“I was always drawn to the outdoors – to my place – one with no view of any human construction or existence. I found it most comfortable to surround myself with the perspective I encountered in these places. Beauty, life and decay, changes as instant as the wind blowing a leaf out of sun’s illumination and as slow as granite erosion. I try to bring for myself, the wonder and the peace of the natural world inside in my art. Standing close to my canvas, recreating my memories of a sense of home that I have never felt within walls.”
The wealth of textures and colours in our Canadian landscape provide the perfect reference for an exploration in process. The reflections of tangled branches observed while canoeing on a tranquil eastern lake; the graphic contrast found in a grove of birches; shadows cast over jumbles of rocks and driftwood on west coast beaches; and wading through fields of wild grasses and blooms all lend inspiration to Creed’s work. The artist’s strong connection to the natural world pulls her to draw from its revelations and try to recreate her emotional experiences on canvas.