2006-2007

New WPI Gallery to Open With Works by Worcester Artist Brian Burris

WPI will host an exhibit of work by Worcester abstract artist Brian Burris in a new Humanities and Arts Department gallery in Salisbury Laboratories. The paintings, on loan from ArtsWorcester, an organization dedicated to promoting the works of artists in Central Massachusetts, will be on display from Jan. 5 to June 11, 2007.

Opening reception to be held January 25

Torso in Freckle Red

What:

A semester-long exhibit featuring the work of well-known Worcester artist Brian Burris will be on display in a new Humanities and Arts Department gallery at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The art is on loan from ArtsWorcester, a private, non-profit members’ organization that fosters collaborative programs among artists and cultural organizations in the Greater Worcester area.
Over winter break the stairwell leading from the first floor of Salisbury Laboratories to the Department of Humanities and Arts will be transformed into a gallery space, complete with spotlights with electric eyes to focus on the art that will be hung on the brick wall and adjacent white pillars.

When:

Exhibit :
Thursday, Jan. 5 to June 11, 2007

Artist’s Reception:
4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007

Where:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Salisbury Laboratories
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

Who:

An abstract artist of 23 years, Brian Burris creates process abstract, or layer, painting, though his style involves the removal, diffusing, and distressing those “layers.” He explores the relationships of stark, degraded, and deteriorated fields, muted colors, and nuances of ratio and perspective to communicate disassociation, loss, want, and abandonment.

December 19, 2006