Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Scott Burdick at Sylvan

Posted by John Stoehr on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 10:02 PM

This looks like an interesting show . . .

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The Sylvan Gallery presents Scott Burdick: Drawings and Paintings from Travels as the special show for the 10th Charleston Fine Art Annual Weekend.

Scott Burdick was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1967 where his parents were quick to encourage his interest in art. "I spent a lot of time in hospitals as a child and remember my mother showing me how to transform simple shapes like circles, triangles, and squares into objects like planes, helicopters, and fish. It seemed such a magical thing and made spending so much time in casts and on crutches much more bearable."

Painting is a way of exploring the world and sharing those explorations. Through this visual language, Burdick can communicate even when in a foreign land. In Africa, he could not verbally communicate but connected through drawings of the individuals he met. With three hours he could relate to the people and this permitted quick works — three to five minute poses — that were much less stressful than paintings. Drawings are his favorite works to create and the basis of everything — he spent three years drawing even before he painted.

Opening reception: Nov. 7 5-8 p.m. Through Nov. 25. Call 843.722.0128.

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