“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
– Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (excerpt)
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents ‘Marc Burckhardt: Mythmaker,’ May 8th through July 26th at the gallery. An Opening Reception will be held during the Wynwood Art District’s Second Thursday event on Thursday, May 8th, from 6-9pm; meet the artist from 7-8pm. ‘Mythmaker’ will also be on view for extended hours Second Saturday, May 10th, from 6-9pm. Join us on Facebook!
With influences ranging from the Flemish Masters to surrealism, Burckhardt’s intricate visual world combines art historical references and dream-like imagery to present an allegorical narrative of personal and universal experience. His latest series of paintings utilizes myth as a vehicle for exploring the themes, symbols, and characters found in his body of work: subjects of love, sex, good and evil—realms of experience that define the human condition, and recurring motifs presented through metaphor. Intimate narratives flow through the vehicle of classical form and visual language, and familiar surfaces are transformed into mysterious, private spaces. “I utilize the potent blend of romanticism and propaganda embedded in classical western visual forms to ‘rediscover’ the personal and moral meaning in these genres, and to transfom the familiar into the intimate.”