Diane Burko: Flow
February 9—April 2, 2006
Diane Burko's website
Diane Burko's exhibition of paintings and photographs focuses primarily on spectacular and panoramic
"extreme landscapes" of volcanoes, craters, waterfalls, and glaciers from Iceland, Italy,
Hawaii, and Washington State depicted from disembodied and aerial vantage points. She explores the constant,
if not always visible, natural processes and states of lava, as well as water's transformation among solid,
liquid, and ether. Her dovetailed subjects are the very notion of spatial and temporal natural transformation
and an investigation of the fluid boundary between representation and abstraction. Instead of inventing
landscapes as a reflection of interior states of mind—a much more common practice nowadays in the
art world—Diane Burko is an uncommon artist-explorer of the majest of the land and its psychological
and spiritual effects on us.
This exhibition traveled to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown,
PA from June 10-October 15, 2006.
Click here to read the curatorial statement for this exhibition