Vancouver art events. Memorial exhibition by Ted Godwin at Bau-Xi gallery. March 15 – March 29th 2014. Opening reception: Thursday, March 20th 6-8 pm.
Bau-Xi Gallery 3045 Granville Street Vancouver BC V6H 3J9. Upper Floor.
Ted Godwin graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art in 1955. He worked as an art director for T.V. and as a neon sign designer until 1964. He studied with Barnett Newman, John Ferren, Jules Olitski and Lawrence Alloway at the Emma Lake Artists Workshop from 1959 to 1965. Godwin has been exhibiting since 1955 and has had more than 60 solo exhibitions. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974. Ted Godwin received the Order of Canada in the summer of 2004 for his excellence in the field of visual art.
One of the Regina Five group of painters, Ted Godwin is known for his Tartan Series, Dying Orchids Series and large landscapes that explore the interactions of the river-edge. Writing in the Georgia Straight, Paula Gustafson states “Like Godwin’s robust persona, his paintings are a bold, full-colour synthesis of realism, abstract expressionism, and traditional European Romanticism… he may have finally perfected the ice-blue effect of light refracting on water over white gravel.”
Ted Godwin passed away on January 4, 2013 but will continue to remain an integral part of Canadian art history, and his influence on fine art will live on through his paintings.
**Bau-Xi Gallery opened in 1965 in Vancouver, BC to create a showcase for the many emerging and established Canadian artists in need of a gallery on the West Coast. BAU-XI (boe she) translates to “great gift”. Bau-Xi Gallery remains the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver.
Since its inception, Bau-Xi Gallery has been recognized as one of Canada’s most highly regarded art galleries, with a reputation founded on adherence to the highest standards in quality of art and service to clients.