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Drawings on display at Birke Art Gallery

Sep. 08, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Visiting artist Amanda Burnham is being featured in a solo exhibition at the Birke Art Gallery at Marshall University.

The exhibit ontinues through Oct. 11.

"I make drawings as a way of exploring cities, an exercise that began when I moved to Baltimore years ago," Burnham said. "More recently, I've been developing a series of installations ... this new trajectory allows me to experiment with the forms that interest me on a large scale ... These 'wall drawings' afford me ... the chance to more aggressively make use of space, to dramatize the page with atmospheric lighting and to envelop/implicate the viewer."

Burnham earned a bachelor's degree in painting and printmaking from Harvard University, then earned a master's degree in visual and environmental studies from Yale University.

She is currently an assistant professor and foundations coordinator at Towson University in Maryland. Burnham has exhibited her work in venues nationally and internationally, with recent installations at Volta 7 in Basel, Switzerland, and in solo exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, at Benrimon Contemporary in New York City, and at the Dorsch Gallery in Miami, Fla.

The Birke Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

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