December 19, 2006

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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.


Exhibit :

Thursday, Jan. 5 to June 11, 2007

Artist’s Reception:

4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Salisbury Laboratories

100 Institute Road

Worcester, Mass.


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.