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Friday 12-8pm
Saturday 12-6pm
Sunday 12-4pm
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Rachael J. Burke
In the Presence of Impermanence
Saturday, May 30 through Saturday, June 20, 2015

Opening reception Saturday, May 30, 6-8 pm
Artist introduction at 7 pm

Rachael J. Burke is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she has taught since 1990. She received her MFA in Painting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a BFA from Western Kentucky University. She has also taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Miami University.

Burke has had numerous solo exhibitions in galleries, museums and universities, including the following: The Erie Art Museum, Erie PA; The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Gallery 937, Pittsburgh, PA; Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Louisville, KY; Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. and Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA.

Burke's exhibition list also includes participation in shows at The Butler Institute of American Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Chautauqua Art Institute, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, J.B. Speed Museum, Owensboro Museum of Fine art, Headley Whitney Museum, and The Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Maine. She has received numerous awards and honors and her work is in many public and private collections.

New Drama [detail]
Front and Center, 14 x 11
Non-Entity, 34 x 60
Intersection, 24 x 36

Artist's Statement:

"I use representational subjects to create an emotional climate, an enigmatic narrative or fictional painting. The artificially staged figures or hybrid architectural landscapes reflect an in-between or transitional state of change.

"My process engages abstract formal structures with overall narrative implications. Painterliness captures something in the making and building of the work that conveys the unknown or that which is unsettled, continually evolving, morphing, or remaining in flux. My work deals with doing and undoing, accumulation and violation, or becoming and dismantling. Just as we struggle to find our place and position in our environment and the world, the elements in my paintings battle for their place and position within the format and I always look forward to seeing what remains."

Artist's site