324 Dundas West
Toronto, ON, M5T 1G5
Hours: MONDAY - SUNDAY 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Year Established: 2010
EAMON MAC MAHON
Jeffrey Milstein: Aerial Airports
7/13/2013 - 7/27/2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2-4PM, artist in attendance. Achieved through a trained eye and steady hand, Jeffrey Milstein composes an artistic combination of his two passions, aviation and photography. Milstein’s aerial views of airports offer a fresh dialogue between high altitudes and the ground below, emulating a rich, graphic quality. Milstein’s photographs have been published internationally, and can be found in several private and public collections.
Barbara Cole: Duplicity
9/14/2013 - 9/28/2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2-4PM, artist in attendance. Barbara Cole is a self-taught photographic artist who has built an extraordinary career in image making since beginning her practice in the 1980s. She is best known for her still images and her lenticular photographs of figures underwater. In Duplicity, Cole continues to explore the medium of water as a natural lens which refocuses and reinterprets a painterly aesthetic. Inspired by its inherent reflective quality, Cole uses the underwater environment to challenge our perception of the figure in space. The images in Duplicity capture the dramatic tension between the figure and form, and test the nature of photography and its impact on our experience of reality. Cole’s artwork is extensively collected by both public and private institutions, and has been exhibited worldwide in such venues as the Canadian embassies in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan.
1/1 Single Editions
12/7/2013 - 12/24/2013
Opening Reception: Saturday December 7, 2-4pm Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to present the third annual exhibition 1/1: Single Editions, featuring never-before-seen fine art photography by popular Bau-Xi Photo artists. These new images will be issued as single editions, offering fine art photography collectors a chance to own a unique 1/1 piece by well known Canadian and international artists.
David Leventi: Palazzi
10/5/2013 - 10/19/2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5, 2-4PM, artist in attendance. As an encore to his renowned opera house series ‘Bjoerling’s Larynx’, New York-based photographer David Leventi presents a new body of work documenting the interiors of palatial residences on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. In ‘Palazzi,’ Leventi captures the allure of these private spaces by enticing the viewer with privileged glimpses of the opulent décor and rich furnishings within the historic buildings. Using only the diffused light from the windows to illuminate each scene, these grandiose social spaces are rendered quiet and empty; the contents of the palazzi become hauntingly beautiful personifications of the Venetian aristocracy who are notably absent from each room. David Leventi’s photography has been widely published in Culture + Travel, Vanity Fair, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, BlackBook, Travel & Leisure, Best Life, Forbes, I.D. Magazine, New York and LIFE Magazine.
11/2/2013 - 11/23/2013
Bau-Xi Photo is thrilled to be welcoming renowned photographer, Michael Wolf to their stable of artists. Michael Wolf has produced a body of work which deals with the complex reality of contemporary city life in a way that defies categorization. His first exhibition at Bau-Xi Photo will feature work from two of Wolf's well-known series, 'Transparent City' and 'Architecture of Density.'
Summer Group Show
8/10/2013 - 8/21/2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10, 2-4PM. The annual summer group exhibition includes work by popular Bau-Xi Photo artists, and features the latest photography by Joshua Jensen-Nagle. These new works are an extension of his Summer Seduction exhibit from earlier this year, which capture the mood and nostalgia of summer through colourful images of sun-baked beaches in Portugal.
Also on display are works by renowned photographer Michael Wolf, who documents the transformation of urban cities whilst exploring the complex reality of contemporary city life. Bau-Xi Photo welcomes photographer, Michael Wolf to their stable of artists
Jeffrey Milstein: Aircraft
9/8/2012 - 9/22/2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 2-4PM, artist in attendance Standing at the end of a runway, Jeffrey Milstein captures images of aircraft moments before landing. Carefully positioned and using a high-resolution digital camera, he photographs them from below as they streak past at speeds up to 175 miles per hour. Milstein produces images of pristine clarity. Using photographic post-processing techniques, he distills the subject from the background to focus attention on design, color, and symmetry. The artist’s supersized prints seem to pull you into the air, as though you’re going along for the ride.
5/2/2015 - 5/16/2015
Chris Shepherd turned to photography as a means to familiarize himself with Toronto, a city he initially felt very separate from. It was this process of exploration that piqued Shepherd’s interest in urban landscapes and led to a long-running fascination with the often passed-over or under-appreciated tableaus of metropolitan life. The serenity and reserved nature of Shepherd's photographs are a sharp juxtaposition with the locations they are depicting. Shepherd captures fleet-ing moments in time, whether a brief moment of tranquility in the perpetual cycle of arrivals and departures on the Toronto subway system, or the period of time between tenants in commercial build¬ings. Shepherd’s artwork has been exhibited across North America, and is included in major corporate collections in Canada.
2/7/2015 - 2/21/2015
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, David Burdeny has degrees in Interior design and a Masters in Architecture. Primarily self taught, his architecture and design backgrounds greatly influence his penchant for simple exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. Describing his photography as ‘discovery driven,’ Burdeny has travelled to places including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, France, Italy and Cambodia in pursuit of his work. Influenced by notable photographers such Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Fay Goodwin, David purposefully photographs in poor light and near darkness. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes cannot. Moving beyond the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative. Burdeny’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of notable photography awards including Photographer of the Year in the Nature Category at the International Photography Awards. Burdeny’s work has been extenstively collected and is included in both private and corporate collections.
Cara Barer: Introductory Preview
11/10/2012 - 11/24/2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 2-4PM Cara Barer visually documents the way in which society has come to retrieve information by changing a common reference book into a work of sculpture and photographing the outcome. In her experimentation with curling irons, clothes pins and water, Barer transforms volumes of information into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty.
Anthony Redpath: Respite
10/13/2012 - 10/27/2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2-4PM, Redpath's melancholy-infused photographs are motivated by the changes and ironies present in contemporary coastal life, as well as concerns about the imprint left behind by humans on the landscape. Grounded by their formal structure, and influenced by a mood of romantic lamentation, the photographs function as a medium through which viewers can contemplate the poignancy of life as well as find humorous relief. Redpath’s work was recently featured in the acclaimed exhibition ‘New Romantics’ at The Rooms in Newfoundland, and was positively reviewed in Canadian Art and the Globe and Mail.
Adam Makarenko: Landscapes and Underscapes
6/8/2013 - 6/22/2013
Adam Makarenko expertly captures his handmade dioramas of imagined scenic landscapes and mysterious subterranean scenes in photographs that explore everything that lies above, between, and below the surface of our world. Makarenko creates parallels between what is found deep underground and what is deep within the mind – Things that are lost, forgotten, abandoned; or perhaps even desired, needed, or admired. Landscapes and Underscapes bring to the mind the complicated layers of our memory, as well as our deepest hopes and fears.
Cara Barer: Transmutations
4/6/2013 - 4/22/2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 2-4PM, artist in attendance. Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to present Cara Barer's latest series, Transmutations. Barer can be considered a multidisciplinary artist, as she is both a sculptor and photographer. Throughout this body of work, Barer has also incorporated painting, a medium which she has worked with previously, but figures more prominently here than ever before. The painted edges of the books’ curled pages create poetic compositions that are evocative of a wave in the ocean, a rich sunset and a tie-dye explosion.
Richard Barner: Murmur - Feature Contact Exhibition
5/2/2013 - 5/31/2013
Richard Barnes’ recent photographic pursuits center around natural history. Murmur explores the bizarre and fantastic effects of swarms of starlings flying over the city. These photographs capture the birds’ breathtaking aerial displays as they swoop and swarm at twilight in astonishing and somewhat sinister formations. Images from Murmur are also accompanied by several images from Barnes’ Refuge series, which also examines the haunting and poignant worlds created by wildlife. Murmur was cited by Art Forum in their “Best of 2007” exhibition roundup.
1/10/2015 - 1/24/2015
For the month of January, Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to be displaying a group show featuring work by a variety of Bau-Xi Photo photographers.
Jill Greenberg: “PAINTINGS” – CONTACT Photography Festival, Featured Exhibi
5/1/2016 - 5/31/2016
This May, Bau-Xi Photo presents “Paintings” by Jill Greenberg, a Featured Exhibition in the 2016 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Known internationally for her signature aesthetic, Greenberg now experiments with painting as her photographic subject, a venture that challenges ideas about medium, process, and originality. These “Paintings” are single-edition prints that study the interaction of light and painted surface, made unique by Greenberg’s destruction of the initial painting. “Paintings” are engrossing images that at once indulge and deny our senses, provocative surfaces in which paint and photography are each other’s muse. Greenberg has received awards for both her commercial and fine art photography. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, and can be found in many private collections and public institutions. Greenberg currently lives and works from her studio in New York, NY.