DOPPLER PDX 625 NW Everett Street #109Everett Station LoftsPortland, Oregon 97209
April 1-10th 2010 and by appointment Opening Reception April 1st 5:30-9:00pm Gallery hours Saturdays 1-4pm
Higher Ground, an exhibition by Karl Burkheimer, investigates his interest in the space, real or perceived, between the object of contemplation and the object of utility. Using the gallery as his architectural reference, Burkheimer created objects within the space as points of exchange with the public. For Burkheimer the creative endeavor lies in the making—the act and art of transforming materials into form and meaning. The parts and pieces as well as the materials and processes that embody his work convey a language of labor and skill, referencing precedent and reveling intent. Through this language Burkheimer instills purpose into the work, while striving to transcend utility and commodity. He regards his work as essentially the residue of his process.
Karl Burkheimer is an artist based in Portland, OR and an Associate Professor and Department Head at Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. He has been a guest instructor at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Burkheimer has exhibited nationally and internationally in exhibitions such as Generously Odd: Crafts Now, Lexington Art League, KY; Transformation 7 Contemporary Works in Wood, Society of Contemporary Craft, PA; Call and Response, Contemporary Craft Museum, OR. Burkheimer has also exhibited in and co-curated Open House Opening, Portland, OR. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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