09 Feb 2020

Janna Watson +

“Motivation helps on days when I am not inspired,” artist Janna Watson told us. “Commitment is what has brought me success.” On February 8th through 20th, Watson has a new exhibition at the Bau-Xi Gallery on South Granville: Dragging a Thought Over. ‘Janna Watson’s compelling abstract compositions use colour, line,

07 Feb 2020

Streamers @ MOV

‘It is in our blood to protect this land.’ 23  year old  Tsleil-Waututh Nation Artist, Ocean Hyland, offers this introduction for her Water and Blood streamer, now on display at the Museum of Vancouver. Hyland is one of seven Pacific Northwest indigenous artists featured in the MOV’s new exhibit: Acts of

19 Jan 2020

Raphael In London

‘Time is a vindictive bandit to steal the beauty of our former selves. We are left with sagging, rippled flesh and burning gums with empty sockets.’ So wrote Italian Renaissance painter Raphael, born 1483 in Urbino. Time was not kind to Raphael. His mother died when he was nine; his

17 Jan 2020

Isabelle Menin

We first spied Isabelle Menin’s work in a New York gallery. Now, we’re excited to learn that this Belgian photographer is newly represented by Bau-Xi Gallery. ‘Known for her striking large-scale photographs,’ they write, ‘Menin refers to her artful arrays of florals as ‘disordered landscapes’. Working with a painter’s eye

31 Dec 2019

Kevin Boyle

i. I work as an artist and photographer. ii. I do this creative work because: I need to. I was always creative but in 2011 I had an overwhelming need to create work that moved me (and hopefully the viewer), and was socially relevant. iii. Personal qualities that help me

13 Dec 2019

Carla Tak

i. I work as a Painter. ii. I do this creative work because: It keeps me grounded and my head straight, it also brings me and others joy. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Fearlessness and incredible work ethic. . . iv. The greatest challenges around

08 Dec 2019

Playing With Fire

‘wedge, coil, pinch, throw, cast, mould, sculpt … and ultimately push the clay to its limits.’ So reads the wall at the Museum of Anthropology’s current exhibit: Playing with Fire. Ceramics of the Extraordinary.’ The diverse range of featured artists are pushing clay to its physical and thematic limits –

01 Dec 2019

Curator’s Holiday Selection

If you’ve had enough of the holiday consumer crush, take a breath and visit Vancouver’s smaller galleries, some of which are mounting special exhibits for the season. At Bau-Xi on South Granville, you’ll soon find a Holiday Group Exhibition – a selection of gallery artist works, brought together by the

19 Nov 2019

Robert Rauschenberg

“A pair of socks,” Robert Rauschenberg declared, “is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil and fabric.’ This American artist – who was born 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas and died 2008 in Captiva, Florida – didn’t use socks to create his renowned painting

05 Nov 2019

Cindy Sherman

In photos dating back to the 1970’s, world-renowned artist Cindy Sherman has been transforming herself  into characters – aging society ladies to sentient cut-out dolls, Renaissance muses to 1920s flappers, fairy tale victims to villains.  “I wish I could treat every day as Halloween,” Sherman says, “and get dressed up