General News · 21st August 2014
On Friday, August 22, we will have the rare privilege and true opportunity to view Bhaskar Krag's treasure trove, including works from his New York City days at the suitably spontaneous “Gallery in the Woods.”
Friends of Bhaskar Krags’ went through the container stored here on the island, full of his art. Tzeporah Berman wrote, “Today I had the joy of excavating Bhaskar's storage container with him and seeing dozens of absolutely incredible paintings. Those of us there all agreed it was a shame more people couldn't see them (some if these giant paintings haven't been out of storage since he left New York over a decade ago).
So we decided to spontaneously create a show. TaDa! Gallery in the Woods opens tomorrow for one day. Friday 11-5 in the forest at the lane just past the coop parking lot on left before Belwood.”
The New York Times described Bhaskar Krag’s work as “square, heavily impastoed paintings [with] a festive sensuousness."
According to the Vancouver Observer the paintings “seem to depict a luminescent underwater universe of dreams, transcendence and shamanistic exploration. They are reflective of a deep spirituality. They are windows into non material worlds. The paintings and the meaning within them change, depending upon where they're viewed from and depending upon the mood of the viewer. From every angle, however, they are stimulating, illuminating and speak to the interconnectedness and complexity of life.”
His work is held in collections in New York, all over the United States, Hawaii and Canada. But for years, the bulk of it has been stored away in a container on Cortes where he spent an artistically productive decade.
Krag told the Vancouver Observer, “I keep painting until I create a kind of a harmonic that's complete. I’m painting the way I see the light.”