Vancouver arts events. Brasta Bonifacho at Bau-Xi Gallery. Grazioso Sempre. September 13 – 27, 2014. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2 – 4pm. ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE.
Vancouver arts events. Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to present Grazioso Sempre, a new collection of works by Bratsa Bonifacho.
The inspiration for Bratsa Bonifacho’s latest series of paintings is classical music. Making art in his attic studio, his radio tuned to CBC 2 or his CD player cycling through a selection of classical disks, the artist responds to the power of symphonies by Beethoven, cantatas by Bach, or organ compositions by Buxtehude. While maintaining the overall grid structure that is characteristic of his late-period abstractions, he has introduced wavy lines, segmented bars and upended letters into his rectangles of emphatic colour. These signs and symbols suggest the structure and quality of classical music, such as crescendos and diminuendos, along with musical notes and instrumentation.
Also on view are abstract works from other recent series, with inspirations as diverse as the view of coastal mountains from Bonifacho’s studio window and the formal and historical nuances of the Phoenician alphabet. As with the entirety of his oeuvre, the canvases in Grazioso Sempre are distinguished by their expressive energy, their lively palette and painterly style.
by Robin Laurence.
About Bau-Xi Gallery:
Bau-Xi Gallery opened in 1965 to create a showcase for the many emerging and established Canadian artists in need of a gallery. Approaching its 50th year, Bau-Xi Gallery is one of Canada’s most highly regarded art galleries known for its commitment to the highest standards in quality of art and service to clients. Exhibiting in three landmark spaces in Toronto and Vancouver, the Bau-Xi group of galleries represent a selection of Canada’s most groundbreaking and established artists. Most recently, Bau-Xi Photo launched in Toronto and quickly became one of the nation’s leading photography galleries.
Vancouver arts events. Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you. Summer is exciting!