Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
All of the hard work will finally pay off as Grad students display their work in the NEXT exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The exhibit will be on display through May 18, 2015 in Washington, D.C. I'm very excited to have my cardboard sculptures on display in Gallery 31 along with three of my colleagues.
My artwork in the NEXT exhibition focuses on the cardboard box as a basic utilitarian object and represents a new direction in my work. My challenge included how to transform this industrial prefabricated object into art. The production of the sculptures involved mostly tearing with my hands, as opposed to using scissors or knives. I also refrained from using tape or adhesives as much as possible.
I was drawn to the contrasting surfaces of these unadorned boxes that consisted of mostly smooth liner board contrasted with fluted, corrugated layers. By pulling, tearing, peeling and folding, I crafted these objects into what I call "naked sculptures."
A single box was used in each sculpture, be it a wardrobe, shoe, printer or flower box. Using mainly recycled boxes that were a part of my consumption over a period of time, the installation forms a type of snapshot of my consumer habits and speaks to issues of mass consumption and waste in modern society. My current art practice interestingly, lies in direct opposition to my former freelance career as a package designer for companies such as Mattel Toys, Disney, Barnum and Bailey Circus, in which the design of excessive packaging for the purposes of marketing and sales was the rule.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
|Photo by Denny Henry|
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
I decided to try working with larger boxes for my upcoming exhibition. I was able to get a wardrobe box from a friend. It was hard to tear the box to reveal the layers beneath.
My challenge was to move beyond the box shape. It was all about transforming the box into something else. I left the studio that day feeling like I still had so much more work to do.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I'm heading home to Chicago this weekend to give an Artist Talk "AWay Home" at the historic South Side Community Art Center in the Bronzeville section of Chicago. I have many fond memories of the Center from my High School days when I had art classes there, exhibited and met some wonderful artists that had a huge influence on my life as an artist. Many notable artists were affiliated with the Center including Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum, Charles White, Eldzier Cortor and Elizabeth Catlett to name a few.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
|Adjoa Burrowes, A Migration.Moving Up From South to North,|
mixed media digital print, 30"x22," 2013
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Kaleidoscope Black Artists of DC Exhibition opened Saturday, February 7 with a reception. Participating artists from left to right, Russ Simmons, Adjoa Burrowes, Carolyn Goodridge, Jeffrey Bosten Weatherford, Daniel Brooking, R. Maria Marable, Magruder Murray (not shown).
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Kaleidoscope exhibit at PG County's Publick Playhouse is on view now through March 13, 2015, Artists braved the cold winter storm to deliver to the theater. The exhibit features the artwork of seven Black Artists of DC members - Daniel Brooking, Adjoa Burrowes, Carolyn Goodridge, Russell Simmons, R. Maria Marable, Magruder Murray, and Jeffery Boston Weatherford. Please join us at the opening reception, February 7 at 6:45 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
|At the opening reception, visitor studying the artwork of Burrowes.|
The opening reception of the exhibition "Process and Purpose: Visual Reflections of Art Teachers", curated by Kristine DeNinno took place Saturday January 17, 2015 at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD. Over 20 artists from local Maryland, Virginia and D.C. schools participated. This exhibition was an effort to build a community of art teachers in the region through shared support of creating artwork, experiences and knowledge. The exhibition will be on exhibit through February 14.
gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Today I picked up my BFK Rives printmaking paper from the print studio at Corcoran's Georgetown campus. I will be participating in the 30th Annual Print Portfolio, a Corcoran tradition. I can't wait to get started on my lino prints.