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Burlington City Arts

Airport Gallery

BCA’s Art Sales & Leasing program curates 3 areas of the Airport with local artists from the BCA Artist Database. These sections are located at the Skyway, Gates 1-8 and near the escalator in main portion of the building. Artwork rotates every few months in these locations.

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

November 2016 - March 2017:

Kathryn Weigers

Escalator 

 

http://www.kathrynwiegers.com/

Painting murals is my passion. I grew up painting on walls in my home as a kid, and ever since, the sight of a primed white wall is something that I get very excited about. I paint simply for the love of paint and of the brush. The constant changes and challenges of bringing studies of nature and mankind to light is a part of my artwork that I look forward to. Obtaining a degree in Biology has also deepened this influence. I am inspired by all of the extraordinary art and especially murals that I have seen in different parts of France and Italy. I love and admire the works of Rubens, Delacroix, Tintoretto, and James Rosenquist, to say a few. 

 Finding the right subject, to paint, is the largest and most important process for me. I pour through photos, books and magazines, until I find a subject that inspires me and that grabs my attention. I usually combine many different pictures; for instance, I find the perfect photo of a female subject and use a different picture for her eyes, hands, etc. I will alter these pictures to achieve a final composition. From there I grid out my design and divide it into 4'x8' segments, that when all put together will make up the final mural. I then begin going up and down a ladder painting the first panel using a specially designed easel, which can allow me to paint more than one panel at a time.

 I enjoy working with both acrylics and oil paints. I tend to use oils for the more dramatic paintings, because for me, oil paints are rich and full of character. Acrylics, however, bring out a bright intensity of color in the painting. I love the boldness in the acrylic color and it’s display on a painting, which are based on subjects in nature. Painting large is very important to me and something that I am always striving to do.

 In my artwork, I try and display the world around us in a unique, and what I hope to be an intense way. All the beauty and details in life, from a single blade of grass to the deep wrinkles in a face constantly confront me. All of these things can speak volumes and yet are so often passed by. In painting these subjects in a large medium there is a great deal more brought to attention. This is what I love to do and continuously strive to do better.

 

February - May 2017:

Gabrielle Tsounis

Skyway

http://www.gabrielletsounis.com/

As an artist, I am motivated by a compelling drive to create the kind of art which is at once spontaneous and methodical.  Pursuing the urgency of art allows me to be innovative and provides me with a sense of purpose in my work.  My goal is to provoke thought in the viewer, with the hope that my art can be a catalyst for positive change and increased awareness in others and in myself.  My artwork is inspired by my perceptions of the world around me and influenced by my own thoughts, ideas, and visions.  Travel leads me to paint the places I have visited, making travel and art interconnected. My world view alters after every journey, inspiring me to return to my work with renewed enthusiasm and determination.  

Down To Earth

This body of work was inspired by the Earth’s natural elements, such as the colors textures and layers.  From a birds eye view I wanted to depict Nature as Art.  I am in love with Aerial views of the world while flying.  My work is a reflection of my photos I have taken with me during my travels from my window seat.  With various environmental issues, oil spills, and the controversy surrounding the recent pipeline plan, it has brought my attention to create these paintings of the land. The Human Species are part of the land, and we live in a beautiful place. I wish any viewer to be reminded that not only my painting is art, but also the Natural world.

 

February - May 2017:

Karen Henderson 

Gates

http://www.karenhendersonfiber.com/

In my work, I am interested in the connections between self, place, emotion and time. Seasons, atmospheres and the time of day intrigue me. I try to recreate these natural occurrences, evoking emotions that I associate with them through the use of color, line, and texture.

I use different dye techniques (batik, shibori, color removal, rust print) as well as sewing with my weavings, fabric, or mixed media pieces. I draw lines by stitching with thread. Dimension is added with tucks, layers, or other manipulations of fabric. The lines suggest landscape or other aspects of nature. Most of the techniques I choose to use are very contemplative, encouraging introspection; other processes are spontaneous and unpredictable. I try to find a balance between the two approaches, hoping to capture those ephemeral, fleeting moments of time that inspire me.