PAUL BURN
September 2009

Brooklyn, NY – “Working primarily in sculpture with some video and performance, my work is concerned with providing an interface for humans with the natural sublime. My solo show at Munson-Wilson Gallery in San Francisco, 2004, featured a drinking fountain with water that smelled like the forest floor, a performance where I transported people in a darkened, womb-like enclosure to see the full moon, and a replica of Carlsbad Caverns. In 2005, at the Explorers Club in NYC I created a night sky simulating the Northern Lights, and I partnered with Greenpeace and created a glacier-like kiosk to show my documentary on their “Project Thin Ice”. In 2006 I received a Canadian Climate Counsel Artist research Grant to created a 3D model of now gone iceberg. I have co-written ordinances limiting light pollution with rural municipalities as a way of trying to preserve the sublimity of the night sky. Some of the places I have exhibited: Jack Tilton Gallery, Flux Factory, Bohen Foundation, Swiss Institute, Socrates Sculpture Park, American Fine Arts, Stamford Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, and Johnson Museum. Cornell University Artist in Residence, Faber Birren Color Grant, MFA UIC (Chicago) 2005, Navona Fellowship.”

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