Gary Burnley: “Facing History” (Visual and Studio Arts Lecture Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


Photo of 'Double Portrait' artwork by Gary BurnleyGary Burnley creates physical collages and stereographic devices that encourage dissociated images to merge in the eye and mind of the viewer. Resulting in optical rivalries that explores representation, memory and an image’s meaning through contrast, his amalgamations construct unimaginable existences. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the US and abroad including Aperture Gallery, NYC, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA., Tbilisi University, Tbilisi, Georgia, SALON, Florence, Italy, Candela Gallery, Richmond, Va., Honey Ramaka Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, Artist Space, NYC. Burnley was a finalist for the Clarence John Laughlin Photography Award in 2018 and the FotoFilimic Mesh Award in 2019. He has been the recipient of individual artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, State of CT, New York State Council and Creative Artist Public Service, NYC. and awarded public commissions by the MTA, NYC and St. Louis Bi-State Development. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Burnley received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and a MFA from Yale University.

Gary Burnley's solo exhibition, “Facing History” will be on view in The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center from March 23 – April 19, 2020.

Each year, The Visual and Studio Arts at Sarah Lawrence College coordinates a program of lectures by prominent contemporary artists. This series showcases artists currently exhibiting their work on campus, giving students and the public insight into their wide-ranging material processes and into the conceptual underpinnings of their work. In addition, faculty members across disciplines invite artists to participate in the series as a way to enhance issues integral to our classroom and curriculum, and to stimulate a wider dialogue around topical issues of contemporary art.

Image: Double Portrait, 2019
Archival inkjet photo, unique mixed media physical collage
42” x 32”