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When: Nov. 21-Dec. 9 2012
Amanda Burnham has shown her work in venues, galleries and museums around the country, but it be will spending Thanksgiving at Lipscomb University. The artist’s elaborate drawing installations reflect the impressions she gathers from contemporary urban landscapes. Pulling ideas from the text on billboards and street signs, the architectural expressions of a particular skyline, or the desolate poetics of a vacant lot, Burnham attempts to bring various elements together into a cohesive composition that mimics the way our actual cities are made whole by the sum of their piecemeal sites and scenes. The artist incorporates sand, trash and concrete into the spaces she drafts with ink on paper, and the ambitious constructions are worth a look if only to witness the artist’s enthusiasm. Burnham’s final products are intricate and intelligent, and they also look like the sets from some imaginary wacked-out kids’ TV show — maybe Morning Glory Street or The Electric Kool-Aid Company.
— Joe Nolan


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