Cloud Gallery presents Rachael Burke: To and Fro

Balancing Act, oil paint on board, 36 x 36 "  2015
Balancing Act, oil paint on board, 36 x 36 ” 2015

August 13th through September 30th, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13th, 5 – 9 PM

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Rachael Burke: To and Fro. August 13th through September 30th, 2015. Rachael Burke is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her most recent work is interested in the places (physical and emotional) that transform us, the “in-between state” of something that is in transition.  The painterliness in her work captures something in the making, what is unsettled, shifting, or constantly evolving. Themes in her work encompass growth and decay, mortality, disorientation and bombardment, public and private experiences, and our changing roles, positions and places in our personal lives and in society. Although Burke has shown extensively, this will be her first solo show in Seattle.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 5 – 9 p.m.
A second reception will take place on Thursday, September 10th from 5 – 9 p.m

These new paintings by Rachael Burke use representational subjects to create an emotional situation, an enigmatic narrative or fictional painting. The artificially staged figures and environments, the tension between surface and volume, and figure/ground helps to assert the abstractness of the elements and the autonomy of the paint. Her use of color underscores the theatricality and her abstract expressionist approach sets up the internal drama, the humanity and emotional connectedness of the players, place or environment.

Rachael Burke received her MFA in Painting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1983.  She is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she began teaching in 1990.

Burke has previously shown nationally at The Butler Institute of American Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Chautauqua Art Institute, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, J.B. Speed Museum, Owensboro Museum of Fine art, Headley Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Maine. Her solo exhibitions include The Erie Art Museum, The LOWE Gallery, Gallery 937, Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Malton Gallery, and Mercyhurst University. Her work has received numerous awards and is included in many public and private collections.
rjacobsburke.com/paintings

Cloud gallery is located in Frame Central on the corner of Pike and Broadway in Capitol Hill at 901 East Pike St, Seattle.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information contact Jen Murray cloudgalleryseattle@gmail.com

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Cloud Gallery presents Rachael Burke: To and Fro

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