BOBBIE BURGERS BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS-
In more ways than one, Bobbie Burgers’ paintings have never been so timely—that is, along with exploring time as a theme, they are also records for, tributes to, and critiques of time—expanding and collapsing layers of paint and process that tirelessly explore the curious space where the pictorial meets the philosophical.
These explorations reflect the very conditions of the contemporary: the effort to reconcile concepts of newness with the echoing voices of the past. In the case of Burgers, we see this past as it appears in a dependable trope–the floral still life—at odds with its own history as it is recalled again in a new, bold visual context which has for years defined the artist’s work. The flower, so emblematic of life and beauty, is also the symbol with which Burgers poetically exposes the precarious foundations of these concepts. A Beautiful Rebellion –a display of new work by Burgers—once again presents the artist’s dedicated audience with visual delights that push the limits of aesthetic convention.