New paintings by Columbus-based artist Christopher Burk (previously featured here). While Burk’s previous work focused on the everyday beauty found within the urban landscape, his latest series continues to explore images that have, sadly, become just as commonplace:
“the visual imagery of a flood in this developing body of work has also become one of familiarity — whether or not you have been directly affected, this has become ordinary to us as viewers in the modern world. I’ve chosen to make the paintings even more minimal than they would if found be in the real world. In doing this, the subject becomes just about the profoundly sad, yet eerie, lone structure that has morphed into an island amongst the vast sea of nothing.”
Part of an upcoming three-person exhibition titled, The Modernist Landscape. See more images from “Floods” below or on display at Gallery 19 in Chicago from May 3 until June 28.