Joseph Burchfield

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Joseph
Burchfield
Artist's Statement

The twin ideas of line and color are the basic sources of physical interaction in my work, a focus on these first principles then inform my own vision. These elements contribute to the next domain of organizing my thinking into talking and writing about what I see. Drawing with color allows me to keep the transformations of light and shape in clear contrast to one another. Creating a physical record of interpreting these sensations across the surface, through scale of contour and intensity of color, also provides me with the opportunity to move toward applying the concepts of dance and music to my work. For me these choices fall into loose categories: landscape or selecting observation from a distance, people and human activities, and still life or samples of the world up close. By continuing to return to nature for examples of how this experiment plays out I find new ways to learn and evolve my own methods and resources.

Bio/Resume

Solo Shows
1993 ”Drawing Color"
Walker's, North Moore and Varick, New York City
Group Shows
1996 Small Works Show - Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, New York City
1978 ”Boerum Hill Artists" - Brooklyn, Museum
1978 Roy G. Biv, LTD - West 19th Street, New York City
Awards
1965 Painting Scholarship - Provincetown, Massachusetts
Provincetown Workshop of Victor Kandel and Leo Manso

Education
1962-64 University of Missouri
1968 BFA - Painting/Sculpture, The Cooper Union, New York City

Born: Mineral Wells, Texas
Lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York

Web site
http://sites.google.com/site/paintingdrawing/home