Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Early Spring, 1966-67; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 37 1/8 x 42 1/4 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994
Janelle Lynch: Day 4 / Entry #2: BPAC Artist-in-Residence Visit #1 April 13, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Throughout her year as Burchfield artist-in-residence, Janelle Lynch will share her thoughts and impressions with us as we share her journey into the spirit and work of Charles Burchfield.
Saw one of my favorite paintings at the BPAC Oh My Heavens show today: Early Spring (1966-67). Is the dark shape in the painting's center part of Conventions for Abstract Thought - Morbid Brooding, 1917. Tullis will know. He and team created a quietly magical show. Look at the installation design! On my way out, Tullis directed me to Chestnut Ridge Park. When I arrived there, it was snowing! Western NY spring. When I was growing up in Jamestown, we had winter from October-March. It's April now....
Tullis to me regarding CEB: "I got the bug."
Kath to me, after Tullis left: "To me, Tullis is kind of a rock star."
Janelle Lynch is the 2013 Burchfield resident artist. She has garnered international recognition over the last decade for her large-format photographs of the urban and rural landscape. Widely exhibited, her work is in several public and private collections including the Burchfield Penney, George Eastman House Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Newark Museum, the Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina.