Friday, February 16, 2018

Tom Burrows & Bernadette Phan: THREADS





22 February 2018 through 30 March 2018
Opening reception Thursday 22 February 2018, 6-9pm

Tom Burrows is represented by Bau-Xi Gallery

“a dense mat of threads which completely hides the animal”

Painting, weaving and layering set the foundations for the dialogue between Tom Burrows and Bernadette Phan, whose bodies of work often involve processes of accumulation, be it the slow buildup of marks or layering of resin. This exhibition offers a peek at new directions for both artists.

For the past few years, Tom Burrows has been working in Jingdezhen, a city with a history of producing pottery for over 1700 years. In a discourse between ceramics and his ongoing exploration of cast resin, Tom creates colour fields that probe the surface and textures of both polymers and porcelain. “Bethune,” glazed porcelain, is a nod to Doctor Norman Bethune’s dedication to battle-field surgery in the struggle against fascism.

Bernadette Phan's work often negotiates the pictorial plane using patterns such as ovoids, grids and fields of colour. With "Béance", Bernadette revisits her painting practice through textile. The woven surface echoes the stippling of paint on her canvases  and the pace generated in the making. Alongside its colourful siblings, "Béance" envelops and contains, hanging loosely between painting and sculpture.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Kevin Madill: VANCOUVER THROUGH PORTRAITURE


5 January 2018 through 15 February 2018
Opening reception Thursday 4 January 2018, 6-9pm

Curated by Christopher Brayshaw