Celestial and Terrestial: Works by Victoria Burge and Robert Murray
Jonathan Lippincott, art critic/curator is curating an exhibition, "Celestial and Terrestrial: Works by Victoria Burge and Robert Murray" in the Main Gallery of the New Arts Program March 15 to January 18th. Opening reception is March 15th, 6 to 9:00pm with a gallery talk at 7:30pm. One-to-one conversational meetings March 15+16 can be arranged by calling 610-683-6440.
"Burge’s compositions focus on concepts of cartography, connectivity, and shifting visual effects. In Cirrus, circular nodes and lines of various lengths create abstracted maps of terrain both real and imagined, an impression amplified by the work’s textured surface and dense patterns. The artist suggests the shifting atmospheric effects of cirrus clouds through shimmering grays and tonal variations that convey movement, depth, and different modes of light. With its fractals and delicately twisting and coiling patterns, the allover composition evokes organic structures such as cobwebs and magnified images of organisms. By altering our perception of both natural phenomena and man-made sources of information such as geographic and celestial charts, Burge challenges networked systems of knowledge."
- Jennifer Farell, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Prints and Illustrated Books at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Robert Murray, considered one of the most significant sculptors of his generation, was born in Vancouver in 1936. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan's Regina College of Art and was an active participant in the Emma Lake workshops led by critic Clement Greenberg, Jack Shadbolt, Will Barnet, John Ferren and his longtime friend Barnett Newman. Newman encouraged Murray to move to New York in 1960, he currently resides in West Grove, Pennsylvania."
"Murray's work is included in major museum and private collections throughout Canada and the U.S. including: the Whitney Museum; National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name only a few. Murray was honored with a major retrospective by the National Gallery of Canada in 1999 and received the Order of Canada in 2000."
- Barbara Edwards Contemporary