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Diane Burko: Flow


Palami Pali with David Okita, #2, 2002, inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches, courtesy of Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Diane Burko: Flow
February 9—April 2, 2006
Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 5:30–8:30 pm

Diane Burko's exhibition of paintings and photographs focuses primarily on spectacular and panoramic "extreme landscapes" of volcanoes, craters, waterfalls, and glaciers from Iceland, Italy, Hawaii, and Washington State depicted from disembodied and aerial vantage points. She explores the constant, if not always visible, natural processes and states of lava, as well as water's transformation among solid, liquid, and ether. Her dovetailed subjects are the very notion of spatial and temporal natural transformation and an investigation of the fluid boundary between representation and abstraction. Instead of inventing landscapes as a reflection of interior states of mind—a much more common practice nowadays in the art world—Diane Burko is an uncommon artist-explorer of the majesty of the land and its psychological and spiritual effects on us.

This exhibition will travel to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA from June 10-October 15, 2006.

curatorial statement for this exhibition [PDF]
Open House and Artist Talk:
Thursday, February 23 from 5:30-8:30pm
Artist Talk at 7:30pm
In conjunction with the College Art Association's 94th Annual Conference.

Diane Burko's work will also be included in Out of the Blue, opening March 4 at the Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA. 

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