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Join us from 2-5pm for the opening Reception of “Salt & Veld”, new landscape Photographs by David Burdeny
Artist in attendance
David Burdeny’s topical interests move between a focused theme of architectural imagery of cities and building interiors to landscape scenes showcasing man made markings in Nature. Shorelines. was Burdeny’s 2001 black and white photographic debut of etherial atmospheres depicting man’s ordered handprint in waterscapes and landscapes. Burdeny’’s architectural training combined with his years growing up in the flat Canadian prairies continues to predicate the way this artist views our structured world. For him, it is an ongoing exploration of his private connection to the places he experiences, providing a visual narrative or “bridge” between a literal translation and the feeling of the ephemeral. Through his signature reductive nature,Burdeny’s photographs present a formalized landscape we rarely see. As he often states, the glory lies not in the act of this removal or reduction, but in the experience of what is left – sublime – located in the ordinary interior space or outside scape.
“SALT” pushes the preferred minimalist palette of this artist with ariel views of Mexico, Utah and Australia. Now it becomes an explosive array of colors contained between sinuous lines of rivers, roads and tracks either man-made, Nature made or both. These abstract presentations appear closely akin to the 1950s and 1960’s period of painting history, making the observer question whether they are looking at a painting or a photograph.
“VELD” focuses on the annual spring growing season in Flevoland, The Netherlands, the largest tulip area in the region. Flying in an open door helicopter at 250-500 feet, Burdeny had to time the shoot precisely to capture the fields at peak bloom. The artist’s first color abstract landscapes DRIFT of 2000-2006, a series of moving and still photographic images collected during travels through Canada, France, Japan, England, Belgium and the USA, catalogued the shifting light and color of the world’s oceans and shorelines into horizontal “bands”.