DEBORAH BAKOS

TAKE IT LIKE A WOMEN – Paintings from the She Thread Project

 

Opening Reception
Saturday May 28, 2022 2 – 5pm

Exhibition
May 28 – June 10, 2022

Lipont Gallery presents Take it Like a Woman – paintings from the She Thread Project by Vancouver artist Deborah Bakos.

Opening May 28th, the exhibition of mixed media paintings and found object installations offers viewers a sense of shared history and an opportunity to explore the construction of gender.

Featuring a survey of antique, vintage and contemporary photographs embellished with paint, embroidery, lace and gems, Deborah’s work is femininity reimagined.

The main characters in her narratives provide an alternative view of womanhood; the bride holding a beating heart bouquet, the paper-doll groom who has ‘lost face’, Medusa in a mirror putting on pink lipstick. Accompanying this collection of altered photographs is a selection of the artist’s abstract paintings that reference female focused idioms and origin myths. The exhibition also includes found furniture embroidered with text and re-purposed with paint and textile notions. All of Deborah’s visual commentaries are aimed at challenging traditional definitions and harmful tropes about women.

 

About Deborah Bakos

Deborah Bakos explores femininity and the historical construction of womanhood using a variety of mediums. She works with vintage photography, paint, fabric and embroidery to embellish her subjects and to invite dialogue about binary definitions of gender.

Deborah works in Vancouver’s East Side, at Parker Street Studios, where she has maintained her full-time practise for over 12 years. She is a founding and exhibiting member of the annual Parker Art Salon and 13 Feet Off The Ground, a collective of traveling, women artists. She holds a Certificate of Fine Arts/Painting from Emily Carr University and a Bachelor of Education in English/Media Literacy from Simon Fraser University. She also studied Fashion Design at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Her art works are exhibited in public spaces, commercial galleries and international publications with paintings held in collections in Vancouver, Toronto and Canmore Canada, Istanbul Turkey, San Jose Del Cabo Mexico, Treviso Italy and Graniti Sicily.

The Opening

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

Image: 48 x 54 x 1.5 inches

Framed: 49.5 x 55.5 x 2 inches

Framed – white wood

2018

CAD$4,900

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Urban Oracle

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

Image: 36 x36 x 1.5 inches

Framed: 38 x 38 inches framed – white wood

2018

CAD$3,100

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Pandora’s Box IV

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil, Cold Wax, Spray Paint, on Birch Panel

49 x49 x 2.5 inches

Framed – Bevelled Wood with Silver Trim

2022

CAD$4,750

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Glass Slipper

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil, Cold Wax and Lace on Panel

Image: 36 x 60 x 1.5 inches

Framed: 37 x 61 x 3 inches

Framed – Bevelled Wood with Silver Trim

2017

CAD$4,750

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Pandora’s Socks

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Birch Panel

37 x 61 x 2.5  inches

Framed – Bevelled Wood with Silver Trim

CAD$4,750

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Atalanta

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Wood Panel

48 x 48 x 1.75 inches

Not framed

2017

CAD$3,900

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Persephone’s Moon

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

19.75 x 19.75 x 1.75 inches

Washed wood with silver Trim framed

2022

CAD$875

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Persephone’s Wound

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

10 x 10 x 1.5 inches

white wood framed

2021

CAD$275

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Study for Persephone’s Wound

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil, Cold Wax and Embroidery Floss on Mylar

8 x 8 inches

12 x 12 x 1 inches white wood framed

2019

CAD$275

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A Fragile Party

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Panel

24 x 18 x 1.75 inches

25 x 19 x 2 inches White Wood Framed

2018

CAD$850

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She Mends Fences

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and cold wax on panel

36 x 36 x 1.5 inches

2021

CAD$2900

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Oracle II

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Wood Panel

48 x 48 x 1.75 inches

Not framed

2021

CAD$3,900

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Medusa's Mirror

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Mixed Media (Paint, fabric, lace, notions, faux gems, fabric flower, ribbon, craft puff, feather puff and embroidery floss) on ink jet photograph, mounted on wood panel,

24 x 24 x 1.5  inches,

30 x 30 x 3 inches White Wood Framed

2021

CAD$1,495

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Vittoria and The Uroborus

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Acrylic and Embroidery Floss on Photograph

Image: 9 x 6 inches

Framed: 14 x 11 inches – white wood shadow box framed

2019

CAD$450

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Medusa's Mirror - Study

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Acrylic, embroidery floss, machine stitching, gold leaf and beads on photograph

Image: 6 x 4 inches

Framed: 10 x 8 inches – white wood shadowbox framed

2020

CAD$275

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Altar Ego

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil, Cold Wax, Embroidery Floss and Gold Leaf on Vintage Inkjet Photograph (framed),

17 x 23 inches,

22 X 28 X 1 white wood shadow box framed,

2018,

CAD$725

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Altar Ego II

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Acrylic, Embroidery Gloss, Lace, Faux Gems and Gold Leaf on Vintage Ink Jet Photo with lace trim,

(Shadow Box Framed),

17 x 14 inches,

24 x 18 x 1.25 White wood shadow box framed,

2022,

CAD$725

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25 to Life

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Vintage Inkjet Photo (shadow box framed),

Image 17 x 23 inches,

Framed 22 x 28 x 1 inches,

2018,

CAD$725

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Paper Dude

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Limited Edition Archival Print (1 /5),

Image: 24 x 24 inches

Framed: 26 x 26 x 1.25 inches

White Wood framed

2022

CAD725

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Lit II

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Limited Edition Archival Print (1 /5)

Image 19 x 24 inches

Framed 21 x 26 x 1.25 inches

White Wood framed

2022

CAD $725 Purchase Here

Gilead

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Acrylic and Embroidery Floss on Gloss Photograph

Image: 4 x 6 inches

Framed: 8 x 10 inches – white wood shadowbox framed

2020

CAD$275

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Arm Candy

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil and Cold Wax on Ink Jet Photograph

Image 10 x 8 inches

Framed 14 x 11 x 1,25 inches

White wood shadow box framed

2018

CAD$325

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The Farmer’s Wife

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil, Acrylic, Cold Wax, Embroidery Floss and Faux Gems on Photograph mounted on wood panel

16 x 16 inches

17.5 x 17.5 x 2 inches

White Wood Framed

2019

CAD$675

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The Farmer’s Daughters

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Oil, Acrylic, Cold Wax, Embroidery Floss and Faux Gems on Photograph mounted on wood panel

16 x 16 inches

17.5 x 17.5 x 2 inches

White Wood Framed

2019

CAD$675

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Viewing Pleasure

Artist: Deborah Bakos

Limited edition archival print 1/5

Image 10 x 8 inches

Frame 11 x 9 inches white wood framed

2018

CAD$250

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Lil'CIS

Artist: Deborah Bakos

acrylic and gouache on gloss photo

4 x 6 inches

8×10 inches framed

2019

CAD$225

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