Presented by Art @ ATLAS
Thursday, Mar 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roser ATLAS Center
The newest installation of public art in the stairwells of the ATLAS building features the work of Erik Burke, who will be working in the south stairwell Wednesday, March 22—Friday, March 24. Stop by to chat with the artist anytime, or join Burke for a casual stairwell chat and pizza on Thursday, March 23, 4–5 p.m.
Erik Burke’s large-scale painting will focus on the plant life of Colorado, specifically the noxious weed list. The concept of the piece is to present a small and despised plant in a larger-than-life, celebratory way. While the piece alludes to a historical approach to ‘still life,’ painting it conceptually works as a visual tool to promote tolerance and acceptance.
About the Artist
Erik Burke is a North American artist who creates site-specific paintings. He creates art throughout the world under the name OverUnder. His latest works can be seen in NYC, Milan, London, New Orleans, Cleveland and Reno. His paintings reflect a deep interest in history and the narrative power of images to reactivate space. Through a culmination of iconography, portraiture, ecology, and the creative use of urban space, he hopes to tell the untold. Or at least unravel it a bit.