Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA: Charles Burwell

Charles Burwell, Spaces: Orange Structure, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 78 inches. 
New Works: Charles Burwell
October 14 – November 21, 2014

Charles Burwell in conversation with Bridgette Mayer: Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

709 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

From Bridgette Mayer Gallery press release:

Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to present New Works: Charles Burwell. The Philadelphia painter’s latest paintings are in his characteristic style, where he achieves compositional balance through varying modes of geometric patterning and dynamic color relationships. Four of Charles Burwell’s paintings that are featured were recently on view at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas in the exhibition Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Paintings. The Bridgette Mayer Gallery will be exhibiting them before they go on view at the Akron Museum in Ohio in January.

Charles Burwell received his BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA) in 1977, and his MFA from Yale University School of Art (New Haven, CT) in 1979. He has participated in many exhibitions, including solo shows at Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), the University of Delaware (Newark, DE), and Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA). He has taught at Tyler School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI), and Dartmouth College. Burwell's work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), the Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), Temple University, Pearson-McGonigle Athletic Complex (Philadelphia, PA), Temple University, Fox School of Business (Philadelphia, PA), and was recently acquired by the Speed Art Museum (Louisville,KY). He has been the recipient of two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships, a United States Information Agency grant for Middle East travel, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, two Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Awards, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

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