BRIAN BURKE (R.C.A)
(1952 - 2017)

 


Artist: Brian Burke Painting: John Greer (Kingston Portrait Prize)

John Greer (2017) 31.5 x 31.5 oil on canvas


  2017 Competition: Finalist

On View at Peel Art Gallery
November 4 - January 21 . 2018


On View at Artport Gallery | Harbourfront Centre
February 2 - April 22 . 2018

 

 

The eye black-out was a device that I employed in work created in the 90s to signify the idea that there are no definitive answers given up by a painting. I’ve returned to this device in this instance because it has been my experience that some sitters are unnerved by the experience of “being painted.” They feel that their innermost self will be exposed to public examination; that the black-out will be removed from the eyes. Not that Greer entertains any of these misgivings. I’m merely alluding to this more universal idea of the sitter unmasked.

- Brian Burke

 


Brian Burke - 2018 - Works
Brian Burke - 2017 - Brian Burke (1952-2017)
Brian Burke - 2016 - Higgs Field
Brian Burke - 2016 - Works on paper + New works
Brian Burke - 2015 - Assumption + Cascando
Brian Burke - 2013 - Waiting for the one-eyed man
Brian Burke - 2011 - Incidentals
Brian Burke - 2010 - Seven Sorrowful Mysteries
Brian Burke - 2010 - Sincerely B.
Brian Burke - 2009 - Lullaby
Brian Burke - 2008 - Predicament
Brian Burke - 2007 - New works
Brian Burke - 2007 - Deep Space
Brian Burke - 2005 - Paintings
Brian Burke - 2004 - Alone Together
Brian Burke - 2003 - New works
Brian Burke - 2003 - Ties that Bind
Brian Burke - 2002 - Rank and File
Brian Burke - 2001 - Technicians

 

 
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