Artist Bobbie Burgers leads a gallery talk about her solo exhibition, Transcribing the Elements, at Tayloe Piggott Gallery. This solo exhibition, her first with the gallery, brings together a vast multitude of media, sculpture, paintings and works on paper, each displaying the artist’s technical ease and exploratory nature. Works on paper reveal themselves to be collaged with woodblock prints and etchings; oil bars and soft pastels are manipulated to look like liquid paint. Sprayed acrylic ‘spray paint’ mimics pastels and brushstrokes mimic collage. “I hope the viewer feels thrown off, I hope the viewer feels welcomed by beauty and the natural, as a welcome mat into uncomfortable instability,” the artist says.
Born in 1973 in Vancouver, Canada, Bobbie Burgers studied art history at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The artist has been given solo exhibitions throughout North America and exhibited her work around the world, most recently The Hard Work of Spring, a critically acclaimed museum exhibition at the West Vancouver Art Museum. Five of the works in this exhibition have traveled directly from the museum exhibition. Today, her works are in the collections of the Berost Corporation in Toronto and the Royal Bank of Canada, among others. Burgers lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.