Fiona Burke


06/15 - 07/21/2019

Additional essay contributed by Charles Matson Lume




Opening : 06/15/2019, 1-5pm


Venue: FOGSTAND @ St. Paul, MN, USA

1456 Edmund Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104


On behalf of FOGSTAND, I am excited to announce the forthcoming solo exhibition of new paintings by Fiona Burke, titled 'unsupported'. With Summer settling in and with it a growing liveliness for our occupation in the sun, I find it oh-so-fitting to be hosting Burke. As a painter, Burke’s work is saturated by a concern for the pictorial rendering of light and within it the rendering light of our awareness.


For ‘unsupported’, Burke gives us a series of bisected colour-fields which makes use of the illusory effect of representation and, also, seems to make a point of telling you so. She casts a spectrum within an analogous of representation that plays to our capacities to prerender and dissolve an image. A lightness of touch found in the works creates a perfect calm to the strong undertow of deliberation aimed toward our own wayfinding. In an effort to find one's bearings, the formal rigidity of the series further parses the painterly and recursive elements to be still found by and in our own mechanisms of perception. The work makes apparent the differences in our ways of looking.


This is Burke’s first solo exhibition with FOGSTAND, following her involvement in our exchange exhibition at Sadie Halie, ‘H_am.’ and 和 (he’) at the Taiwan Academy. I invite you to get on out and have look at Fiona Burke. The exhibition preview will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 1:00 - 5:00, and furthermore be open till July 14th.



— Brandon Cramm, FOGSTAND Committee Member









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