Burman exhibits sculptures in Wilson Gallery

Huntington, Ind.—Michael D. Burman, Huntington University adjunct faculty member, is exhibiting in the university’s Robert E. Wilson Gallery through Oct. 4.

The exhibit features mixed-media sculptures from Burman’s 2007 Master of Fine Arts thesis work for Bowling Green State University.

An artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.

Burman holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Arts in visual art and sculpture from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He has taught courses in 3D foundation and foundation drawing. In addition, he has served as a guest judge for the Spectrum Gallery in Toledo, Ohio.

“My work process is about as chaotic as it gets,” Burman says in his artist’s statement. “Using the broadest possible understatement, I’ll just say it gets noisy, dusty and a bit disorganized. I like it that way. It’s a constant physical reminder that clarity can come from chaos. I just hope the chaos in the process is outweighed by its absence in the product. Maybe that’s the best anyone can do. Seek a balance.”

The Robert E. Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre for the Arts performances, and by appointment. For further information, call interim gallery director Barb Michel at (260) 359-4172.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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