Bau-Xi Gallery presents Wind Songs, a new body of work by Vancouver painter Sheri Bakes.
At the core of Sheri Bakes’ painting practice is an interest in evoking the grace of nature: “My work stems from a place of alignment with nature. Nature is the tuning fork. It keeps everything in tune.” In her latest suite of oil paintings, Bakes harkens to the site of community gardens abundant with vegetation. As a metaphor for the resilient spirit in nature, the community garden is at once an anchor and respite.
With its many life-affirming and nurturing associations, the garden offers endless variations in texture and tone for Bakes, whose paintings draw parallels between music and visual art, fusing compositional elements of rhythm, harmony, melody and lyric.