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Marc Burckhardt at HCG Gallery, Dallas

by Suzanne on January 14th, 2009

My favourite time traveling old master painter Marc Burckhardt (previously featured here, here and here) will have three works in the New Year, New Art show at HCG Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

I'm not really sure which works they chose to exhibit, but I suggest you go visit anyway because Marc's art really is quite exceptional - could anyone who plans to attend the show please report back about the works on display? Thankies.

Proxy by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic and oil on wood panel - click on image for details/larger view

Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 2009, 5 - 8 PM

On show: January 16 - February 14, 2009

Address: HCG Gallery, 1130 Dragon Street (off Howell), Dallas, Texas, USA, tel: 214.760.9230

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sat: 11 AM - 4 PM

Press release | Flyer

Artist's website | Alternative website

Leviathan by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic and oil on wood panel - click on image for details/larger view

Marc Burckhardt at Silas Marder in Bridgehampton

by Suzanne on November 28th, 2008

Bethrothed II by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic & oil on wood panel - click for details/larger views

Can't really find any further information on this, but Marc says that he'll have a few pieces in a group show called America at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.

The exhibition opens tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008, 5 - 9 PM.

And with this, I'm off to an early bed - trying to get better... oh, no, wait! The IT Crowd and QI are on. At the same time! My brain will explode in lovely shades of pink! Weeeeeeeeeeeee!

Opening: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 29, 2008, 5 - 9 PM

Address: Silas Marder Gallery, 120 Snake Hollow Road, PO Box 1261, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USA

Artist's portfolio

Marc Burckhardt at Art Students League of New York

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2008

The Ally by Marc Burckhardt - click for details/larger version

Here are two paintings by Marc Burckhardt - previously featured here - that would make perfect sense to the rotting, stinking and twitching gelatinous mass that Governor Palin refers to as her "brain". A sticky place where dinosaurs and humans happily coexist. Because, you know, she once saw tiny human footprints inside fossilized dino tracks which - being a leading palaeontologist, I assume - told her that they happily strolled to school together.

The truth, however, generally looks a bit bleaker and in your case, Governor Palin, here's what that dino would have done to you without thinking twice (... and even if it was of the herbivore variety):

The Incident at Melrose by Marc Burckhardt - click for details/larger version

Anyway, Marc Burckhardt and friends are currently exhibiting their oeuvres in the aptly titled Art From Anxious Times show at the Art Students League of New York. The show examines how young, contemporary artists express their concerns about terrorism, war, and environmental degradation. All details below.

Opened: Yesterday, October 2, 2008

On show: October 1 - 27, 2008

Address: The Art Students League of New York, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

Artist's website

BLAB! Show at Copro Nason, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on September 6th, 2008

Well-Matched Lovers by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic and oil on wood panel

Woohooo! It's time for the 4th annual BLAB! Show.

The exhibition will open tonight and is a live sneak preview of the forthcoming issue of BLAB! featuring artworks from everyone's favourite comicspopsurrealismneofineart anthology.

One of the most eye-catching works on display is beyond doubt Marc Burckhardt's Well-Matched Lovers (c.f. image above / detail below) - a tongue-in-cheek piece inspired by the Renaissance tradition of the Ill-Matched Lovers. Read more about its background over at Marc's fascinating blog.

It looks like many artists will be present at the reception tonight so make sure to peek in to meet and greet some of the inspiring and talented artists who make BLAB! such an inimitable publication.

Well-Matched Lovers (detail) by Marc Burckhardt, acrylic and oil on wood panel

Opening reception: Tonight, Saturday, September 6, 2008, 8 - 11:30 PM

On show: September 6 - 27, 2008

Featuring: Marc Burckhardt, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Travis Louie, Fred Stonehouse, Andy Kehoe, et al.

Address: CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station T5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

Preview show | Press release

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