Late Nights at the Whitney
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The second of a two-part video of the exhibition, Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, curated by artist Robert Gober.
The first of a two-part video of the exhibition, Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, curated by artist Robert Gober.
In a conversation inspired by Charles Burchfield’s experience working as a wallpaper designer while trying to maintain and further his art career, artists Marilyn Minter, Matthew Brannon, and Amy Sillman discuss the varied experiences they pursued in addition to their artistic practices.
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.
Charles Burchfield reveled in the sounds, sights, and sensations of nature. He often wrote about his experiences in his journals, and his close study of nature is apparent in his paintings. Listen to a reading of excerpts from Burchfield’s journals by Jonathan Rosen, author of The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature, paired with a performance of songs by Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater who will be joined by Andy Stack of Wye Oak. Rosen and Meiburg both share Burchfield’s enthusiasm for nature, particularly birds. Discover the wonders in paying attention to the backyard bird.