Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to present West Coast Suite, a new series of paintings by Sylvia Tait. From April 9 to 23, 2016.
West Coast Suite is a group of abstract canvases and several multi-media panels painted by Sylvia Tait over the past two years. The series demonstrates a sharp focus on metaphysics and construction of the Subject – that is, the invention of symbols, colour and surface sensuality derived from long periods of reflection by the artist on past experience and emotions. When realizing the Subject in paint, Tait employs the abstract language synonymous with her later career; a language characterized by large ovoids, tracks, concentricities, and strands of partitioned colour.
A new interest in the dissecting the Subject into parts marks West Coast Suite. When describing the expressive structure of the body of work, Tait explains, “fragmenting, breaking up larger colour blocks and blowing them away is a metaphor as I see it.”
About The Artist:
Sylvia Tait studied for four years at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer, Jacques de Tonnancoeur, and Eldon Grier. She has been represented by the Bau-Xi Gallery since 1977. Her paintings are in corporate and public collections in Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Asia. Selected collections include Musee de l’Art Contemporaine,Quebec; Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Canada Council Art Bank. In 2004, Tait won the international competition held by the city of West Vancouver to create the mural for the new Aquatic Center. In 2005, the City of Vancouver commissioned Tait to create 900 city street banners.
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2-4pm. ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE.