In Celestial Navigation, Bakes moves from the terrestrial to the heavenly, refocusing her immersive exploration of light and energy on more distant landscapes. Her work is ethereal bordering on sublime, utilizing nature to voice vulnerability and strength, hope and loss.
Seattle, Foster/White Gallery 220 Third Ave. S. #100Map
Foster/White welcomes a new series of work by Canadian artist, Sheri Bakes. Celestial Navigation continues the artist's study of light and movement, while representing a departure in subject matter. Bakes moves from the terrestrial to the heavenly, refocusing her immersive exploration of energy on far more distant landscapes. Her work is ethereal bordering on sublime, utilizing nature to voice vulnerability and strength, hope and loss.
"Celestial navigation is the art and science of finding our way by the sun, moon, stars, and planets. It is one of the oldest practices in human history," Bakes writes. " I attempted to infuse movement of light and shadow into many layers of depth with implications of stars in landscape at various times of day and night. My hope is that we may all remember the stars and find our way."
Bakes received a BFA from the Emily Carr University in 1998 and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. This marks her sixth exhibition with the gallery. Her work is held in private, corporate and public collections internationally, including Emaar Properties in Dubai, Enuciate Conferencing, Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital and Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA.