Toronto exhibitions. David Burdeny featured at Bau-Xi Photo: March 7 – 21, 2015.
David Burdeny. Saudade. MARCH 7-21, 2015. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7th, 2 – 4pm.
Bau-Xi Photo is thrilled to be featuring a solo exhibition of photographs by David Burdeny. This exhibition will feature works from the artist’s series Saudade. Saudade explores the landscape as a sort of dream state, where we float above and wander through its geology with no prescribed destination.
Describing his photography as ‘discovery driven,’ Burdeny has travelled to places including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, France, Italy and Cambodia in pursuit of his work. Influenced by notable photographers such Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Fay Goodwin, David purposefully photographs in poor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes cannot. Moving beyond the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, David Burdeny has degrees in Interior Design and a Masters in Architecture. Primarily self taught, his architecture and design backgrounds greatly influence his penchant for simple exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind.
Burdeny’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of notable photography awards including Photographer of the Year in the Nature Category at the International Photography Awards. Burdeny’s work has been extensively collected and is included in both private and corporate collections.
All works editioned at 59×73.5, 44×55, 32×40, 21×26 inches.