Tuesday, July 17 | 5:30-7:30pm
CMCA Members free; others with admission
Join us for a Tuesday Talk with artist Tom Burckhardt as he discusses his current exhibition. Studio Flood is a life-size, walk-in installation executed entirely in cardboard and black paint, and centered on the image of an artist’s studio that has experienced a catastrophic flood. Here the floor plane, now an extended surface of water, appears above our heads. One’s world is turned upside down, both figuratively and literally. In the floodwater, black monochrome canvases—emblems of intellect, will, and discipline—are floating and have been wrenched from their creators’ control and set adrift.
Tom Burckhardt is perhaps best known for his paintings, which examine aspects of abstraction and often incorporate sculptural elements. Art critic John Yau writes, “By finding ways to foreground his conflicts about painting, while also expanding its definition, Burckhardt has become one of the most interesting artists of his generation.”
Burckhardt’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; the National Academy Museum, New York; and City Museum, Aalst, Belgium. His paintings have been exhibited at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Caren Golden Fine Arts, and Pierogi, all NYC, and Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco. Burckhardt currently lives and works in New York City, and Searsmont, Maine.