Toronto exhibitions. Cori Creed and Chris Temple at Bau-Xi Gallery. From February 6 to February 20, 2016.
Love the North focuses on the theme of the Northern landscape as it is creatively interpreted by artists in the Bau-Xi stable. The exhibition is at once a love letter to and from the North–an acknowledgment of its important role in Canadian art as a source of aesthetic inspiration, as well as recognition of the power of painting to define the North as both a place and an idea. Love the North includes work by Cori Creed, David Alexander, Shi Le, Alex Cameron, and Ken Lochhead, among others.
Bau-Xi is thrilled to present Mountains, a feature exhibition of new work by Chris Temple, displayed in conjunction with Love the North. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Temple has been capturing the complexity and sublimity of landscapes—both urban and untouched—for over 30 years. The artist’s fascination with this subject has prompted explorations all over North America and Europe in search of structural inspiration, poetic plays of light, and the otherwise overlooked snapshots of experience. This latest series of mountain landscapes expresses the uncanny beauty of remote locations, and honours the mountainous landscape as a repository for quiet contemplation. Temple’s technically precise paintings render his scenes both strong and delicate, familiar yet mysterious, and always reverent of the contemporary landscape as an endless sources of visual interest.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!