Winter Exhibitions to open at The Center for Contemporary Art
W. Carl Burger and James Kearns "have been making art for seven decades. Each artist, within his own studio practice, has touched on a number of ideas that helped shape the second half of the twentieth century," curator Wes Sherman explains. He goes on to say, "Burger's paintings and drawings explore ideas of abstraction, or more accurately, they deconstruct, examining the external elements that make up an environment…
W. Carl Burger studied at New York University, receiving a BS and MA in Fine Arts Education. He took postgraduate courses at Columbia University, the Arts Students League in New York City, and Rutgers University. In 1993, he retired as Professor Emeritus of Art from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Burger has exhibited throughout the US, including the National Academy of Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Newark Museum, Montclair Museum, New Jersey State Museum and the Morris Museum.
James Kearns studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University and at the University of Chicago from 1946 to 1951. Kearns's first one-man exhibition took place in New York in 1956. In 1960, Kearns became a professor at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His sculptures, paintings, lithographs and etchings have been included in exhibitions at the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts and at the Whitney Museum in New York. He can be found in museum collections that include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
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