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Joseph Plaskett

Bau-Xi Gallery
Vancouver BC –Sept 6–20, 2008
Winchester Galleries
Victoria, BC – Sept 7–27, 2008

Joseph Plaskett, Vases & Apples 5

Joseph Plaskett, Vases & Apples 5, oil on canvas [Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver BC, Sep 6-20]

Joseph Plaskett, Bouquet on Black

Joseph Plaskett, Bouquet on Black (2007), oil on canvas

Joseph Plaskett, Vases & Apples 2

Joseph Plaskett, Vases & Apples 2 (2006) oil on canvas

In celebration of his 90th year, the main floors of the Vancouver and Toronto Bau-Xi Galleries will present new paintings and pastels by renowned Canadian artist Joseph Plaskett, with a retrospective of earlier works in the upper mezzanine of both venues. Concurrently, Victoria's Winchester Galleries is exhibiting Plaskett: A Life in Painting. Both galleries are publishing catalogues. Four other exhibitions have been planned across Canada.

Plaskett's solo exhibit at the Bau-Xi is their most important show yet by this prolific, nonagenarian artist, who has been exhibiting with them since 1973. He is internationally recognized for his floral and still life works, and for his romantic, timeless landscapes. The current exhibits feature numerous still life paintings, plus fine examples of his portraiture. Of these beautiful serene images he writes, “Though I aspire to more strength and profundity, I allow myself the indulgence of charm.”

In 2001, Joseph Plaskett received the Order of Canada for his excellence in the field of visual art. The Plaskett Foundation was launched in 2004 to aid and support Canadian visual artists. His works are in public art gallery collections from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Mia Johnson

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Mia Johnson

 Fri, Sep 5, 2008