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Abstractions — by burni

Saturday, December 02, 2017

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The French Embassy will be celebrating Tasting the Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 on Thursday, December 7, 2017. This will be a private event hosted by Ambassador Jean-Michel Despax and his wife Line, and will also see the launch of the exhibition Abstractions by burni, works by the ceramic artist Bernadette McKinley Matalon, and Supernatural, an exhibition by painter Amy Laskin.

The exhibition will be open to the public for a week at the French Embassy located at 13 Hillcrest Ave, Kingston 6, starting on Friday, December 8 to Thursday, December 14, Monday-Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm. On Saturday 10:00 am- 12:00 noon.

A percentage of the sales will go towards the care of teenage girls living with aids.

About Burni

Encouraged by Barry Watson, the famous Jamaican artist, burni had her first exhibition Emergence: the journey begins... at Gallery Barrington in 2014 which she describes as a huge success. Since then she has participated in exhibitions along with other artists such as Amy Laskin and PJ Stewart, and created items for MoDA Market. She has also done various commissioned pieces, which include the Awards for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award nominees, and is now excitedly working on a commission for a boutique hotel in Kingston.

burni says she has been playing in her studio, and her background in fashion designs had her doing 'collections' in ceramics. Past collections exhibited include Cracked Pots, along with Points of Light and Rock Stones which made use of negative spaces as a design element and allowed illumination. Following this theme for the last year-and-a-half, she has organically transitioned to her new collections Pebbles and Fern as she explores creating art which can easily add beauty and illuminate life. Nature has always been her inspiration, so in this exhibition there will also be pieces with themes like Waves and Grass.

This exhibition Abstractions showcases her exploration and study of how things are connected and relate to each other as she repeats details within a piece of work, in groups of work.

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