Drew Burnham discusses his upcoming exhibition
DREW BURNHAM | Nature's Conduit
340 Dundas St. West, Toronto
April 22 - May 5, 2017
We are happy to share a glimpse of Drew Burnham's studio as he prepares for his upcoming exhibition in Toronto. Drew has been working for the past 12 months to complete this show which will be unveiled in a presale prior to the show's official opening on April 22nd. Drew Burnham has experienced sold-out shows for over 10 years.
About his work, Burnham states:
"For the last 8 years or so, and a few periods in the past, the paintings and I have an unbalanced understanding. It requires that I get there in front of the canvas and there, get rid of the world and my mind and leave behind a clean conduit. Then...if I even become conscious at all, I am a rock, a barnacle, a tree bough, moss,or some abstract who-knows-what, being transferred to the canvas by my brush hand...there is only a steady stream of laying in strokes, colours, shapes, decisively placed and guided by a source, secretive and remote. It is that source which has “granted” me the right to be its conduit, and which requires that I be worthy...It is extremely exciting to get to watch the image come up with that which my own human facilities never could."