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Spring Group Show
Featuring Angela Burson
May 3 – May 25, 2013
Opie Gallery at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
Angela Burson Bio
Angela Burson is an artist working in a variety of media including, painting, drawing and needlework. She is an alumna of the Savannah College of Art and Design where she received her B.F.A. in Painting in 1991. She was born in Kansas City and grew up in the near by town of Liberty Missouri. Angela has been a working artist since 1992 and has exhibited her work in Georgia, Florida, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and West Virginia. She lives in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, artist Gregory Eltringham, and their two children.
Angela Burson Statement
Color, pattern, memories and details
My current body of work links elements of color and pattern with random images to create a vague feeling of memory and narrative within the paintings. I use a straightforward, simple composition, which is constructed featuring details of people, various objects or possessions. The subjects come from a personal collection of source material consisting of family photographs, photos and reproductions of tin toys, portrait miniatures, remnants of doilies, pillowcases, and towels from my family’s closets. This personal inventory reoccurs in my paintings and needlework.
I simplify the ground into patterns or a solid color, which allows an ambiguous place for the subject to inhabit. The colors and patterns play an important role in invoking a specific mood and situate the objects in space. The colors chosen are inspired from old color photographs, vintage color schemes, and filtered through my personal aesthetic.
-from Leedy-Voulkos website