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Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

June 24–Oct 17, 2010

Curated by Robert Gober

“It’s the last week to see Charles Burchfield’s spooky, gorgeous watercolors at the Whitney.”
—The Approval Matrix, New York Magazine

Video: Curator Carrie Springer and reporter Dana Tyler walk through the exhibition
WCBS 2 News

Video: Curator Carrie Springer discusses the exhibition
WNET/Thirteen Sunday Arts

Audio slide shownarrated by critic Peter Schjeldahl: “Mystical Realism”
The New Yorker

Review: “An illuminating retrospective of the mystically inclined watercolor realist.”
The New Yorker

Review: “This summer, if you’re looking for visionary company in the city . . . he’s the artist for you."
The New York Times

Slide show: “The Paintings of Charles Burchfield”
The New York Times

Review: “The landscapist swung between reality and hallucination.”
Time Out New York

Review: “extrasensory visions of the American landscape”
The New Criterion 

The Approval Matrix: “Brilliant and Highbrow”
New York

Review: “Burchfield infused his world with almost unbearable emotion.”
The Financial Times

Review: “So go—experience these visionary paintings before they return to the darkness.”
The Village Voice

“The Whitney Museum’s Most Wanted”
The Wall Street Journal, Speakeasy blog

Review: “Probably the best show to come to any area museum in the past year.”
The Bergen Record

“Burchfield channeled his experience of mystically animated nature into expansive watercolors of hallucinatory, sometimes nightmarish beauty.”
The New York Times

Review: “A breathtaking exhibition”
Los Angeles Times

“It’s hard to imagine two American artists more different than Robert Gober and Charles Burchfield.”
The New York Times

“A new look at an edgy realist”
Art News