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Lot #203

Artist Catherine Burgess
Title Things as They Are 1990
Media steel sculpture
Dated 1990
Size 17 x 96.5 x 21 in. / 43.2 x 245.1 x 53.3 cm.

Place Absentee Bid

unsigned; some handling marks noted

please consider the large size and weight if you are bidding on this - contact us if you want to discuss shipping options prior; this piece is not supposed to be handled with bare hands; lot includes Things as They Are: The Recent Sculpture of Catherine Burgess published by Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1994 and Catherine Burgess published by The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1990 [as part of the exhibition series THREE DIMENSIONS]; 'In the early 1990’s I made a series of sculptures that used a table format to explore subconscious symbolism. These pieces corresponded with a five-year Jungian analysis I was undergoing at the time and, eventually I came to realize that the isolated abstract shapes and objects that occupied the table surfaces held specific personal meaning for me. I was struck by the way in which meaning could inhabit form and by the personal truth that was revealed to me by examining a sculpture I had made relying only on instinct and intuition, rather than on conscious thought. The table tops represented the sum of my lived experience and the objects on them were memories and events surfacing. Their collective title, Things As They Are, followed by the date the sculpture was completed, identified them as a form of personal documentation.' - catherineburgess.ca)

acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Edmonton/Florida

Hammer $1,700 Estimate $5,000/$7,000

Biographical Information
Catherine Burgess ~ [b.1953] Canadian
Catherine Burgess is an Alberta sculptor who has been making and exhibiting her work for the past 45 years. Born in Ponoka, Alberta in 1953, she lived in Edmonton from 1955-1960, spent the 1960’s in Vancouver and returned to Edmonton in 1969 where she has lived and worked to the present day. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 1975. Her early education also included a summer session at Yale University -Yale at Norfolk in 1974. She attended several influential artists’ workshops: Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop in 1977; the inaugural Triangle Artists’ Workshop in Pine Plains, New York in 1982; and the Hardingham Sculpture Workshop In Norfolk, England in 1988. During her career she has mounted over 30 solo exhibitions and participated in over 70 group exhibitions in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. Her work is represented in over 25 public collections in Canada.

see artist's web site at catherineburgess.ca; a Catherine Burgess exhibition titled aLmost actuaL was held at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in 2021

see Catherine Burgess, by N. Tousley, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1990; Things As They Are, by B.Grenville, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1994