• BOBBIE BURGERS: STORMS AND CALM WATERS

    OCTOBER 7 - 30, 2021

  • Raised and currently residing in British Columbia, Bobbie Burgers has always embraced the outdoors, both the lush gardens the climate affords as well as its proximity to open water for swimming and sailing. While flowers have played a fundamental role in the foundation of her practice, this exhibition represents a pivotal moment in her career as they are no longer the focus. The increasing abstraction and experimentation have made room for additional influences, some derived from weather and water. In all the natural cycles Burgers references, she is acutely aware of their inherent contradictions.

     

    Burgers has also started to paint directly on raw canvas. She likens the experience to working on paper, relying on elements of chance and accepting the loss of control as there is no way to return to a pristine surface. Her use of paper has always been fundamental to her paintings, not to create studies but rather as a place of ignition, perpetually informing and evolving her motifs and use of different mediums. The Hard Work of Spring, a concurrent exhibition at the West Vancouver Art Museum, will open on October 13th. The exhibition is focused on Burgers’ works on paper and is accompanied by a new catalogue, which is available to purchase through the gallery.

  • Bobbie Burgers, Storms and Calm Waters #1, 2021

    Bobbie Burgers

    Storms and Calm Waters #1, 2021

    mixed media on canvas
    80 x 66 in.

    SOLD
  • Bobbie Burgers, Storms and Calm Waters #2, 2021

    Bobbie Burgers

    Storms and Calm Waters #2, 2021

    mixed media on canvas
    80 x 66 in.

    SOLD
  • Recently, I've been thinking about the influence of water and wind on my work. I find that there's always an energy present, whether it's a really calm day, or there is the momentum and intensity of a storm building. For me, it's the same as with painting. It's got the same kind of highs and lows that the ocean presents us with.

    - BOBBIE BURGERS

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    BOBBIE BURGERS

    Undercurrent, 2021
     
    mixed media on canvas
    66 x 66 in.
    SOLD
  • Bobbie Burgers, Potency #2, 2021

    Bobbie Burgers

    Potency #2, 2021

    mixed media on paper
    51 1/4 x 41 in.

    SOLD
  • Bobbie Burgers, Sweet Overwhelming the Bitter, 2021

    Bobbie Burgers

    Sweet Overwhelming the Bitter, 2021 mixed media on paper
    51 1/4 x 41 in.
    $ 12,500.00
  • Bobbie Burgers, The Wind Comes and Goes #4, 2021

    Bobbie Burgers

    The Wind Comes and Goes #4, 2021 mixed media on paper
    51 x 40 in.
    $ 12,500.00
  • Bobbie Burgers, Storms Brewing, 2021

    Bobbie Burgers

    Storms Brewing, 2021
    mixed media on canvas
    55 x 50 in.
    SOLD
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  • Bobbie Burgers is a Vancouver-based painter whose work intimately examines the natural processes of decay, transformation and metamorphosis. In addition...

    Bobbie Burgers is a Vancouver-based painter whose work intimately examines the natural processes of decay, transformation and metamorphosis. In addition to painting, Burgers’ practice includes collage, sculpture and printmaking. Burgers has exhibited her work internationally including in Sweden and China. Burgers is represented in Toronto, Vancouver and San Francisco.