Of Mothers & Dragons, exhibition by Bazil.
Opening Reception: August 8, 7-10pm, Artist in Attendance
Additional Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 12-8pm
Wednesday & Friday, 12-5pm
Exhibition closes Tuesday, August, 20, 6pm
This evolving series of sculptures evokes the goddess of the earth and the forces that drive nature.
The earth’s fertility personified is represented through the pregnant form. Female and male are unified though pregnancy into a complete entity. It is this entity, the earth that sustains life.
Connotations of good and bad are attached to the cycle of life. It is the same with dragons. Thus the force that drives the never-ending cycle of life is represented by the dragon.
Michael Bridgford-Read, also known as Bazil, lives in Winnipeg’s West Kildonan He has a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours, 1994) and Bachelor of Education (with Distinctions, 1998), from the University of Manitoba. Bazil is a member of the Manitoba Teacher’s Society, the Manitoba Association of Art Educators, the Alliance for Art Educators in Manitoba, cre8ery Gallery and Urban Shaman Gallery.
For the last few years, Bazil has taught privately while working on his art career. His artworks are primarily sculptural, using natural materials and exhibiting influences of pre-historic and tribal cultures.
Bazil’s art can be seen at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education, Murals of Winnipeg and many private collections.