Adam Burke: Ghosts of the Anthropoceneby Matthew Innis |
Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Ghosts of the Anthropocene”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Oregon based artist Adam Burke. “Ghosts of the Anthropocene” is Burke’s first solo show with the gallery and will include seventeen new paintings that provide a glimpse into a world that is both past yet to come. A world where nature glows in vibrant hues and vitality while shadows of mankind, with the essence of a more primoirdual past echo within the vista.
“The Anthropocene Epoch is the proposed name for the current time interval in which human activity will significantly alter Earth’s geology. These shifts will be marked by climate change and mass extinction. Though serving as reminders of our losses, I also want these works to help us remember to value the beauty in nature. I want the viewer to appreciate nature on a deeper level by reflecting on our relationship with it. We are of nature and must remember our place. I want to expose the incredible complexity of the simplest moments. I want to highlight the mystery all around us. I want to help change ideas of hierarchy and beauty and remove barriers that keep us from holding the natural world as dear. In doing so, I hope to redefine beauty, expressed through the infinitely refinable skill of painting. I want these works to serve as a memorial for that which has been lost and what will continue to be lost in the Age and Man”. – Adam Burke