Brian BURKE (RCA)
6 - 26 October . 2011
Exhibition opens at 11am Thursday, 6 October
A group of paintings which lead the viewer to believe that together they form some greater narrative. ~ Brian Burke (RCA), 2011
When we view a work of art, are we considering the work in itself, or do we consider it as a piece in a mysterious puzzle? With nine new canvases sewn together in a specific installation pattern -- has Burke set out to piece together a 'fabulatory' tale?
You'll have to join us at the gallery and experience the exhibition to decide for yourself. Incidentals beautifully re-enforces that the viewer is integral in completing the cycle of inspiration, creation and appreciation.
Brian Burke (R.C.A.) was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1952.
He studied design at Holland College (1971-73), and Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1974). His work has been supported by the P.E.I. Council of the Arts and by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
The paintings are in a figurative tradition with an emphasis on an even balance between form and content. The work contains elements of social commentary sometimes employing satire. A more universal reading of the work alludes to isolation and alienation in today's society.
Recent projects include the completion of a commission for the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and art fair Karlsruhe, Germany and Toronto International Art Fair.
- From The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, 2011
As with all solo exhibitions at the gallery, please be in touch to request a PDF of the catalogue and further exhibition information.