For its kickoff show of the summer season, the Philip Morton Gallery welcomes abstract and figurative artist Deborah Brisker Burk.
A Washington native, Burk is an award-winning artist who has been creating art since childhood. She has worked in a range of media including sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing. Her current paintings are mixed media on canvas and paper.
Burk's work has been featured in numerous galleries, collections and exhibitions in the U.S., Israel, Canada, Russia, Egypt and India. Recent exhibits include Zenith Gallery and the Parish Gallery, a top 10 gallery in Washington D.C.; The Charles Sumner Museum; Har Shalom Gallery; The Framer's Choice; and Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach.
Burk earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from George Washington University. Her recent Zenith Gallery exhibit garnered a large photo of her artwork and review in The Washington Post by critic Mark Jenkins. Past exhibits have resulted in "top pick" and other positive critiques from The Washington Post.
Her work has been featured in the City Paper, Gazette and Potomac Almanac, as well as in reviews by Robert Dunlop, WETA art critic, and JoAnne Lewis, art critic from the Post. Curators from Corcoran, National Museum for Women in the Arts and the Hirshhorn have juried her work in numerous exhibits. Burk has served as a local juror, and in pursuit of fresh artistic ideas, she has traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, North America, Australia and Russia.
"I feel energized from creating art. The process gets my blood flowing, my heart pumped and my mind engaged. Jumping in the river of life, in the now, is how I experience the act of painting, collaging and drawing. Paradoxically, although my art is personal, my own natural vision, simultaneously, I become connected to all creators, past and present when my hand, mind and vision are working in concert, " Burk said.
More than 40 mixed-media, abstract, female and male figurative works on paper and canvas will be on display during the exhibit.
There are two opening receptions: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 28, and 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 29. The receptions are open to all.
The Philip Morton Gallery was awarded Best of Delaware - Art Galley Downstate for 2012 and 2013 by Delaware Today Magazine and is located at 47 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Beach between First and Second streets. Call 302-727-0905 or email email@example.com.
The Philip Morton Gallery is also co-owned with Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop at 50 Wilmington Ave. Both galleries offer a variety of art in original paintings, glass, mobiles, sculptures and mixed-media works, and are available for private functions. Gallery 50 also offers full service, on-site professional framing.
Phillip Morton Gallery extends thanks to Ed McGann of Gallery 50 Frame Shop, Gretchen Hanson and staff of Hobos Restaurant & Bar, Jim Windsor and staff of Windsor's Flowers & Plants, and Peter Antolini and Richard Griffin for assistance with the show.