Details:

This painting imagines the house as a surrogate for the mind and body, offering a way to visualize the drama of living in the world itself. This work is part of a series by the artist where a variety of household items stand in for body parts, chaotic analogies that suggest the unwieldiness of occupying a human body and the mental, physical, sexual and emotional processes existence involves.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Boil Before the Burst

This painting imagines the house as a surrogate for the mind and body, offering a way to visualize the drama of living in the world itself. This work is part of a series by the artist where a variety of household items stand in for body parts—a house becomes a head, a clock or a pipe system becomes a face, etc. These chaotic analogies suggest the unwieldiness of occupying a human body and the mental, physical, sexual and emotional processes existence involves.

Burke’s work explores both our hastily evolving contemporary visual culture—while also examining gender-based power dynamics, sexuality and the human potential for both creation and destruction. The artist's layering and repetition of traditional figurative images evokes digital screen culture and the accumulation of content.

Specs:

20.25 inches
22.5 inches

③ Artist:

Lindsay Burke

Lindsay Burke’s work explores the female body in action, grappling to express itself and assert its autonomy. With a quirky sense of surrealism, she interchanges household objects and body parts, evoking a confused state of mental, physical and sexual tension. Pouring, spraying, scraping, sanding away and then starting the process over again, she simulates the unwieldiness of a body fighting for control. Emotion, creation, destruction, violence, pain and desire intermingle to diagram the material world of feminine embodiment.

Lindsay Burke:
Boil Before the Burst, 2021
Acrylic and dry media on canvas
22.5 × 20.3 inches /