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ART TORONTO

ART FAIR
October 28 – November 8, 2020

This year’s art fair is virtual, please contact Bau-xi Gallery for a preview www.bau-xi.com ArtToronto.com

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MATTER AND MEMORY

September 12 – 26, 2020
Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto

Matter and Memory is my continuing fascination with how art can trigger an involuntary memory.  A memory that is deeper than the recognition of the image. Art acts as a catalyst that can prompt a spontaneous release of emotional memory that may never become fully cognitive, but will present itself as a lingering sensation and a wordless knowing. The fascination and awe that people feel for a certain piece of art is deeply rooted in their personal memory. 

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HOLDING SPACE

June 6 – 18, 2020
Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto

The therapeutic concept of holding space is a process of witnessing and validating someone else’s emotional state without judgement or interference.

I feel that is also the beauty of art.  Art holds a space into which we can release our often wordless emotions and experiences. It will absorb and reflect back to us without judgment whatever we arrive with. The simple act of paying attention and being present to what is in front of us will allow emotions to rise up.  A work of art performs the beautiful task of being a space that holds that experience so we can move through it.

“When we hold space we make room in our hearts so that others can be in theirs” Krishna Das

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VISIONARY ARTS COLLECTIVE

INTERVIEW
October, 2020

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Boulevard Magazine Vancouver

INTERVIEW

September, 2020 Issue

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

A THEORY OF RELATIVE HAPPINESS

May, 2018
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO

The title for this exhibition was inspired by a note written by Albert Einstein.

In 1922 he wrote: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness”.

I so agree.  For many years my paintings have been a dedicated effort to provide a calm and modest space.  A place of quiet and stillness.  If for a moment we allow ourselves to enter into that stillness our natural happiness will present itself. It’s already there. Our happiness. It just needs a quiet moment to be experienced.

FLUX - PAST EXHIBITIONS

ART WITH HeART

September, 2019
CHARITY AUCTION BENEFITING CASEY HOUSE
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

 

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

METHOD

Summer 2018
BAU-XI GALLERY

 

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

her

August, 2019
GROUP EXHIBITION
BAU-XI GALLERY, VANCOUVER

The female figure has always been central to my work.  About ten years ago water became the solution for where to place the figures.  It gives my figures a recognizable place to exit without confining them.  Slipping in and out of the surface of the water is pure poetry, no gravity, no boundaries, just lovely fluid movement.  To me, the swimmers are a meditation.  An invitation to peace.  A space to enter into and leave the business of the day behind.  As the body stills for a moment, so too does the mind.  I think that initially, the viewer relates to the remembered experience of swimming, but I hope that ultimately, it is a deeper sense of peace that resonates.

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

HOUSE & HOME MAGAZINE

November, 2019
CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME MAGAZINE

 

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

art toronto

November, 2018
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTER

 

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

a deeper shade of blue

July, 2018
BAU-XI GALLERY, VANCOUVER

“Blue is the colour of infinity. Of cloudless skies and deep calm seas. It has no dimensions. Blue is the space between breaths”

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

art toronto

October, 2017
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTER

 

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

summer feature

July, 2017
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO

 

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

two generations

Feburary, 2016
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO

Vicki Smith and Hugh Mackenzie
A Collaborative Exhibition

CONVERSATION - PAST EXHIBITIONS

under a brighter sky

July, 2014
BAU-XI GALLERY, TORONTO

 

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Vicki smith

Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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