Painting and Drawing Visiting Artist Series: ANTHONY BURNHAM
Wednesday, February 20th 2019
Anthony Burnham engages with the construction of images in a world where these have gained unprecedented power, affecting every aspect of contemporary life.
In response, his practice aims at creating a conversation between various media (sculpture, photography and painting). Although the final works are always painted images, these intermedial relations are by no means one-way. Critical for that matter is the display of the work and the conditions of its viewing. Through the implementation of a strict yet playful set of rules, Burnham’s studio practice builds a space for images that is neither a simulacra or a spectacle but one that allows the viewer to reflect upon images’ agency.
Anthony Burnham holds a BFA from Concordia University and currently lives and works in Montreal. Over the past years he has exhibited his work in Canada, Spain, Austria, Italy and France. In 2011 his project titled Even Space Does Not Repeat circulated between The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff) and Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa). His work was included in the Painting Project/Projet Peinture at Galerie de l’UQÀM (2013). Last year he took part in the 2017 Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Galerie René Blouin.