April 14 – 28, 2012
Opening: Saturday, April 14, 2-4 p.m.
340 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1G5
Hours: Mon-Sat 10–5:30, Sun 11–5:30
Bakes’ paintings deal with light and atmospheric motion or wind in nature. Kevin Chong wrote for the Globe and Mail, “Her brooding wind-swept scenes highlight tensions not only between the sky and land, but also between the physical landscape and the world of the mind.”
Exhibitions of her work can be found at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver and Toronto, as well as the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle. Her work has been placed in numerous private collections across North America and Europe, and in permanent collections such as Emaar Properties, Dubai, UAE, Enunciate Conferencing, Toronto Dominion Bank, UBC Psychiatric Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital.
Sheri Bakes is credited as painting mentor for the NFB film entitled ‘Bone, Wind, Fire,’ written & directed by Jill Sharpe. This film is based on artists Georgia O’Keefe, Emily Carr & Frida Kahlo and has recently won “Best Canadian Film” at FIFA in Montreal. Click here to view a clip.
Sheri Bakes is a Canadian painter living and working in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She received a BFA from the Emily Carr University in 1998, and began exhibiting with the Bau-Xi Gallery in 2002.