Norwood Flynn Gallery announces “EQUINOX: NEW Paintings by Pamela Blake Burnley-Schol,” opening with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 6-8pm
Norwood Flynn Gallery is excited to announce a show of exquisite new artwork from Pamela Blake Burnley-Schol, opening with an artist’s reception from 6-8pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Opening just two days after the Vernal Equinox, Pam’s show exhibits her interest in the balance between the corporeal and the ethereal.
Pamela Blake Burnley-Schol, Artist Statement/Bio:
My work is concerned with the corporeal and the ethereal, and their depiction as secular icons using 24k gold leaf, aluminum leaf and opaque paint. My recent work focuses on the use of springtime flora and insects in the context of still life as personal icon. All of my subjects are taken from my everyday surroundings, with the exception of a few of the insects. My subjects are selected primarily for their qualities of sensual beauty and detail.
Any possible symbolic meaning that may be construed by the juxtaposing of subjects remains intuitive and largely ineffable on my part. I have also used portraiture and landscape genres as vehicles for the same interest in personal icon.
I am especially interested in examining the iconic possibilities for the space between the opaque painted image and the reflective gold surface, between the physical and the ethereal. It is here that the gold serves as a field for traditional still life composition, while allowing the painted subjects to appear to float independent of the physical surface. In this manner, the content relationship of the gold to the paint can vary as either a symbol of the ethereal or of the corporeal depending on the rest of the image.
Each painting is an intricately crafted and tangible three-dimensional object, made from wood, gilded with 23k gold leaf, and painted in oil pigment. I have combined common materials such as wood and paint with precious gold leaf, and the physical unframed structure of the painted panel is a reference to the altarpieces and icons found in traditional liturgical art, in order to celebrate as icon, those fleeting details of daily life that are often considered ordinary.
Bio: Pamela Blake Burnley-Schol has her B.A. from Vanderbuilt University, and her M.F.A. from the University of North Texas. She has recently retired from the faculty at UNT in the School of Visual Arts, Studio Division, and is now a studio artist at the Burnley-Schol Studios in Argyle, Texas. She has shown at Norwood Flynn Gallery since 2011.
All shows are free and open to the public. The public may call 214-351-3318 or visit www.norwoodflynngallery.com
About Norwood Flynn Gallery:
Norwood Flynn Gallery, housed in a 1940’s cottage on the south shore of Bachman Lake, represents contemporary art by emerging and mid career artists. The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, & new media, with an emphasis on unique Texas artists.
Norwood Flynn Gallery – Sue Flynn, Owner
3318 Shorecrest, Dallas, Texas 75235
NFG is a member of DADA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: Noon – 5:30 p.m. And by appointment