The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Thursday, September 24, 2020


Claire Burbridge's new exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is inspired by nature
Claire's Treasures. Photo: Mike Bragg.



EUGENE, ORE.- Inspired by nature, Oregon artist Claire Burbridge beautifully draws magical worlds in “Pathways to the Invisible,” a new exhibition at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Jill Hartz, former JSMA executive director, curated the exhibition, which is on view from January 15 to April 19, 2020.

A catalog, including an interview with Burbridge and an essay by Emily Shinn, JSMA Margo Grant Walsh/Daura Foundation Curatorial Extern in American and European Art, accompanies the show.

“We recognize the sources of her creations -- trees, flowers, plants, fungi, insects, and more --- but her subjects morph from realistic depictions into heightened realities,” says Hartz. “Her work encourages us to look at nature in a fresh way and appreciate the power of the creative spirit.”

The exhibition features works produced since 2015, as well as new pieces, informed by a recent visit to Iceland and a Percent for Art state commission. With an almost microscopic examination of nature, Burbridge creates intricate explorations of the balance and cycles of ecosystems.

“Wishing to convey my understanding of the underlying balance and cycles of undisturbed natural ecosystems,” says Burbridge in her artist statement. “I have employed the pictorial device of interlocking circles drawn beneath the forms. This conveys a sense of cohesion and alludes to the invisible intelligent matrix that enables the seeming chaos of nature to be held in perfect balance--birth, death, and rebirth all occurring at the same time.”

Born in London in 1971, Burbridge grew up on the west coast of Scotland and in rural Somerset where she attended Wells Cathedral School. She studied for a BA in Fine Art and History of Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Arts, Magdalen College, Oxford University, before returning to her birthplace to pursue printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts where she gained a Master’s degree.

Initially her medium was sculpture, but in 20l0, with her relocation to Ashland, Oregon, she returned to drawing and a study of nature.

“I choose to mainly work in pen and ink,” explains Burbridge, “as this forces a decisive approach and commitment to problem solving once the ink is down on the paper. The marks are made up primarily of lines and pointillism, this seems fitting as our physical world is made up of waves and particles, whether animate or inanimate.”

Burbridge lives in Ashland, Oregon, with her husband, the artist Matthew Picton, and their sons. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in many corporate, museum, and private collections. She is represented by Nancy Toomey Fine Art.










Today's News

January 16, 2020

The complete painted works and unique miniatures of Jan Van Eyck now online

Asia Week New York presents panel discussion at The Winter Show

Hauser & Wirth announces representation of George Condo

Tamara de Lempicka, leading highlight of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie's

Will Big Ben chime for Brexit? It's a $650,000 question

Andy Warhol through the lens

Forum Auctions to sell Banksy's first ever print

Whitney Houston and Nine Inch Nails make the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Budget blowouts and delays blight Germany's major arts projects

Betty Pat Gatliff, whose forensic art solved crimes, dies at 89

Ukiyo-e prints return from Japan for major exhibition a The Allen

Exhibition of new Self-Portraits by Alex Israel opens at Gagosian

Colleen Russell Criste appointed Deputy Director and Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Lorraine O'Grady adapts autobiographical work for latest Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Façade

Collection of Richard Kelton and important work by James Gill to highlight Clars January auction

Rare Posters Auction #80 features 520 rare and iconic works

Peru to deport tourists over Machu Picchu damage

Claire Burbridge's new exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is inspired by nature

Monterey Museum of Art opens "The Ripple Effect: The Art of Education"

University of Richmond Museums opens 'Because of Conflict: Photographs by Peter Turnley'

The Ukrainian Institute of America opens an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty

Exhibition presents a group of diverse international artists who reference weather in provocative ways

Ivan Passer, noted Czech director who came to Hollywood, dies at 86

HIX Award winner Elizabeth Eade's London solo exhibition opens

Top 2 Online PDF Converters

Easy Ways To Decorate Your Room Like an Artist

Hong Kong Flower Delivery Service




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful