Art in Vancouver during November 2014. Flowers for the Dark by Sheri Bakes at Bau-Xi Gallery. November 15-19, 2014. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15th, 2 – 4pm. ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE.
Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to present Flowers for the Dark, a new series of windswept floral landscape paintings by Canadian artist, Sheri Bakes.
Sheri Bakes’ latest series of work explores the relationship of early morning light on a field of poppies and wildflowers near an airstrip on Sea Island.
At daybreak in spring, petal cups in a particular field fill like paper lanterns with iridescent light. Supported by long, thread-like stems, each flower cup sways in various strength of wind, creating a visual, electric pulse with flickering effect.
The artist’s interest in depicting flowers at this time of day is a continuation on her study of movement and light, with an added exploration of deepening shadow. For Bakes, light inspires hope and strength in vulnerability while shadows represent complex ideas surrounding irretrievable loss.
“This series is an homage to movement between both light and the dark, which take their own oscillating, interdependent cycles of return over the landscape.”
Bakes received a BFA from the Emily Carr University in 1998, and began exhibiting with the Bau-Xi Gallery in 2002. She lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.