City inspires collage artist now featured at the John C. Hutcheson Gallery
The Lipscomb Art Department presents
the works of Amanda Burnham
in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery
Located in the James D. Hughes Center
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN, 37204
Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Biography and Artist’s Statement from amandaburnham.com
Burnham holds a BA and MFA degrees from Harvard and Yale universities respectively. She is currently an assistant professor at Towson University. Burnham’s work has been exhibited widely. She is currently represented by Dorsch Gallery in Miami, Fla. In Baltimore, she has participated in solo and group exhibitions at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Julio Art Gallery (Loyola University), the Gormley Art Gallery (The College of Notre Dame of Maryland), the Pinkard Gallery (MICA), and the Stamp Gallery (The University of Maryland at College Park). Other selected venues include Benrimon Contemporary (NYC), the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Volta Basel, Hamiltonian Gallery (DC), GV/AS Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Toledo Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Cranbook Institute of Art.
Burnham creates drawings and drawing installations based on her explorations of and encounters with the city. Often working on site, outside or in her car, she reads the landscape for found fragments of language and records the poetics of vacant lots, moveable type signs, billboards and rowhouses with ink and other water media on paper. She often pieces fragments together in a cumulative manner not unlike the way the urban landscape is collectively authored over time. Her drawing installations expand upon these explorations, layering and stitching together found visual elements of the landscape in conversation with the site against which they have been displaced, using paint, artificial turf, concrete, sand and trash directly on the wall.