through November 30th 2009
On exhibit in the lobby at 901 E Street NW, Washington, DC
Project 4 and Pew Charitable Trusts present a solo exhibition of paintings and photographs by Philadelphia-based artist, Diane Burko. This particular body of work is part of a series inspired by the artist’s travels to Iceland. Burko’s interest sprung from Iceland’s fame as the most volcanic country in the world and its breathtaking scenes of glaciers, geysers and waterfalls. From land and air, she photographed landscapes that captured unconventional views of spectacular natural spaces.
Burko’s canvases depict a perspective of space that is expansive and monumental, yet simultaneously visceral. Her photographs reveal intimate structures and details found within nature. Both media, however, hover between abstraction and representation as they honor complexities of nature as well as the process of painting.
Diane Burko received her BA from Skidmore College and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her distinguished career, she has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants including a substantial public art commission sponsored by the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and the Marriott Hotel. Burko’s work is included in many public collections and she has participated in lectures and symposia throughout the United States.
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