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Artsits' Reception: Burk Uzzle at Laurence Miller Gallery

Posted By Administration, Saturday, December 17, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014
DATE: December 17, 2011

Burned

Artists' Reception
January 12
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
January 12 - March 31, 2012


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He Made, 2011, Courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery
 
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Seven, 2011, Courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery
 
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Silver Letters, 2011, Courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery
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V Book, 2011, Courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery
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With Love, 2011, Courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery.
 
The work of Burke Uzzle is iconic and many images are engrained into the visual history of America including images of Martin Luther King's funeral and flower children at Woodstock. This new work, Burnt came about as a result of a chance finding. Uzzle came across a burnt out and abandoned country store. Uzzle sifted through the remaining rubble to pull texts, dolls, and other remnants that had been abandoned for a decade. The salvaged objects were put before a large format camera and documented. The power and depth of these long forgotten objects is remarkable. Photographed with care we feel a tenderness emerge in ourself, a desire to enjoy and wonder at something so long lost. Our curiosity stirs at disintegrated pages, charred toys, and ashen trinkets. Objects take on greater meaning and we begin to associate time, history, and borad narratives to the frames.

For more information on the reception, images, and exhibition please visit Laurence Miller Gallery


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