Toronto exhibitions. Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto is thrilled to be holding a joint exhibition of new work by two Toronto based artists, Hugh Mackenzie and Vicki Smith.
JANUARY 10-24, 2015. OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY JANUARY 10TH, 2-4PM, ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE.
Hugh Mackenzie is a widely respected Canadian artist with an impressive oeuvre of artwork. He has been exhibiting his artwork since 1958, and is represented in numerous catalogues and publications as well as many important public collections. This exhibition will be showcasing new oil paintings by Mackenzie, who has held an important presence in Canadian art for decades.
Mackenzie spent his professional career as an art educator, working at the Ontario College of Art from 1968 until 1991, where he met artist Vicki Smith who was a student at the time. Smith’s current series of paintings continue to explore her figures suspended in water. The figures are free to drift in and out of their conscious reality, and the paintings evoke a familiar emotion that cannot quite be grasped.
Hugh Mackenzie and Vicki Smith have continued to keep in touch since first meeting at the Ontario College of Art, consistently visiting one another’s studios. Two Generations is an exhibition of new paintings, celebrating these two great artists and their mutual respect for one another and their work.