Standing the Test of Time
In 1965, Bau-Xi gambled his life savings on a hunch: the Vancouver resident believed his city needed a gallery representing Canadian artists. He spent all his money on the first month’s rent, and, lucky for him, it paid off. Lucky for us, ten years later, he opened an outpost of his namesake gallery in Toronto.
The longevity of these galleries is testament to talent of the artists they represent. Occupying neighboring buildings on Dundas Street West, conveniently located opposite the AGO, Bau-Xi stands out among the many other galleries in this art hub area. This June, the gallery hosts a collection of work by Canadian painter Cori Creed, whose abstract oil paintings capture the wealth of natural landscapes in the region. Next door, at Bau-Xi Photo, the gallery hosts a solo exhibition of photography by Kim Keever, whose work can be found in the permanent collections of The MOMA, The Met, and The Brooklyn Museum. Both exhibitions run until June 15th.