Hayley Barker, Anna Fidler, Katy Stone
June 29 - September 21, 2018
Artist Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967) devoted much of his career to translating his belief in a spiritualized natural world into radiant landscape paintings that shimmer with energetic line and pattern. This exhibition pairs Burchfield’s watercolor paintings, drawings and wallpaper with work from three contemporary artists who count him as an important influence: Hayley Barker, Anna Fidler and Katy Stone. Hayley Barker shares a selection of her paintings of pilgrimage sites, mystical landscapes and divinities. Following a March 2018 residency at The Center, Hailey, an 1880s house that was the birthplace of the poet Ezra Pound, Anna Fidler has made a body of intensely layered and dynamic works on paper in response to the history of the house, Pound’s poetry, Burchfield’s paintings, and the history and landscapes of the Wood River Valley. Katy Stone has created a site-specific installation that references Burchfield’s botanical imagery as well as his radiant depictions of the sky.
Anna Fidler’s residency project generously sponsored by Jennifer Wilson.
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