Tom Burrows is an internationally recognized artist whose primary medium is cast pigment polymer resin. His current practice focuses on colour fields, which play with opacity and surface texture to give the illusion of a panel lit from within.
Bau-Xi Vancouver is pleased to present The Curve of Time, an exhibition of work by renowned Canadian artist Tom Burrows. For the last 30 years, Burrows has been committed to exploring the medium of cast pigment polymer resin focusing on colour fields. The panels included in this exhibition recall and reflect the geography of a coast peopled for untold millennia in the curve of time.
The Curve of Time borrows its name from the eponymous memoir of M. W. Blanchet. Following the disappearance of her husband, Blanchet and her children lived aboard a vessel to allow for the summer rental of the family’s onshore home. Blanchet's travel log commences in 1926 and recounts the fifteen summers she spent cruising the British Columbia coast in a small gasoline powered launch with her five children.
Blanchet’s The Curve of Time served as a catalyst for Burrows, whose eight-meter boat, Caprice spurred the artist to acquire his own vessel which he fondly named Gina Marie. The artist's journey under the sail of Gina Marie culminates in a lucid picture of life afloat complex tidal waters.