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Robert Gober

b. 1954

September 15, 2010
Conversations on Art:
Robert Gober and Donna De Salvo on Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

Robert Gober. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Robert Gober. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Donna De Salvo and Robert Gober. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left Donna De Salvo and Robert Gober. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

Celebrated by critics and known to a broad public audience during his lifetime, Charles Burchfield is curiously under-appreciated today. Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield provides the most comprehensive examination to date of this modernist master. In this conversation, Robert Gober, acclaimed sculptor and curator of Heat Waves in a Swamp, and Donna De Salvo, Whitney chief curator, discuss Burchfield, the exhibition, his subjects, and his process.