Diane Burko: On Bearing Witness and Embracing Beauty
Susan Hoffman Fishman (posted on Artists & Climate Change, October 25, 2021)
For over fifty years, Philadelphia-based painter, photographer, and activist Diane Burko has translated her love for large open spaces and monumental geological sites into powerful and alluring landscapes. Her current exhibition at the American University in Washington, D.C. (August 28 – December 12, 2021), titled Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change 2002 – 2021, contains 103 paintings, photographs, and time-based media depicting mountains, oceans, snow and ice, glaciers, volcanos, and fires that address the growing impact of the climate crisis.
Installation view of
Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change 2002 – 2021 at the American University, Washington, D.C., 2021.
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