Victoria Burge | Grid Variations

Victoria Burge
Grid Variation V, 2019
Pulp paint on abaca and linen with hand color
14 x 11 inches
Varied edition of 20
Victoria Burge
Grid Variation VI, 2019
Pulp paint on abaca and linen with hand color
14 x 11 inches 
Varied edition of 20
Victoria Burge
Grid Variation XI, 2019
Pulp paint on abaca and linen with hand color
14 x 11 inches 
Varied edition of 20
Victoria Burge
Grid Variation XII, 2019
Pulp paint on abaca and linen with hand color
14 x 11 inches 
Varied edition of 20

Planthouse is pleased to announce the publication of Grid Variation I–XX by Victoria Burge.

Grid Variation I–XX was created in collaboration with Dieu Donne, a leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving artists from a wide variety of practices through the process of hand papermaking. Founded in 1976, Dieu Donne introduces artists to the creative possibilities in hand papermaking, fostering experimentation while creating innovative works of art.

Burge’s work explores geometric combinations and sequences of patterning through the language of maps and mathematical systems that appear in everyday contexts, such as children’s games, numeric series, or weavers’ draft notations. Order and seriality in Burge’s compositions are belied by a distinct presence of the artist’s hand through subtle, intentional irregularities that challenge and redirect the viewer’s eye. This palpable mark-making is a nod to the tactile, utilitarian source material from which Burge works.

For Grid Variation I–XX, Burge developed a stencil of 396 circles within a square grid that were laser-cut into mylar. Each hand-made paper piece within the edition is composed of a different combination of circles from this stencil. On top of each image, Burge made a unique drawing using pencil, graphite, and opaque inks.

Burge’s works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the British Museum, and the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Grid Variation I–XX (14 x 11 inches) is a varied edition of 20 co-published with Dieu Donne and costs $1000 unframed.

 

Remaining pairs available:

Click here to purchase Grid Variation V & VI

Click here to purchase Grid Variation XI & XII