Image featured on Collective Arts’ Apple & Cherry Cider

July 27th, 2016

What fun to have my image Dual (Wooten and Miller) featured on Collective Arts’ Apple & Cherry Cider!

Amanda Burk's drawing Dual (Wooten and Miller) featured on Collective Arts' Apple & Cherry Cider

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists & musicians. Our brewery is dedicated to promoting artists and raising creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer.

Collective Arts Brewing is based in Hamilton, Ontario and the cider is available at a number of grocery stores across Ontario. You will find a list of locations here. Please enjoy responsibly.

Animals in the Wild at The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

October 6th, 2013

My work is currently on exhibition at The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery.

Animals in the Wild at the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

Animals in the Wild
September 14 to October 26, 2013
Featuring the work of Amanda Burk and Rick Cunnington
Also on display, Brenda Andrew and Margaret Pappoulas

The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery
107 Lansdowne Street East,
Callander, Ontario
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 5:00

Animals in the Wild at the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

Exhibiting with Blunt at AAF Los Angeles

January 20th, 2012

Currently, drawings from my Dual series are on exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles with Blunt.  The exhibition runs Janurary 18 – 22, 2012 at The Event Deck at L.A.

Here are two of the works that are at the show:

Dual (Courtright) 2012

Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012

Here are some images of the booth:

AAF Los Angeles with Blunt

AAF Los Angeles with Blunt - view from the aisle

Dual Series on Exhibition at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

July 23rd, 2011

Here are some images of the installation at ELCSLPL. The exhibition opened on Thursday July 21st and will continue until August 28th, 2011. As promised in my last post, scroll down to see the final drawing in this series.

The entrance to the gallery

The longest wall featuring eight of my charcoal animals

Closer view of three of the charcoal animals installed

The final work of the series installed

Image of Dual installed

This fourteen foot charcoal drawing of a mirrored pregnant woman titled, Dual, is the final drawing in this series. For the Dual series, I focused on northern animals as a way of playfully contemplating ideas surrounding symbiotic relationships and cohabitation, but these drawings were also motivated by ideas around cellular division, conception and the animal nature of our biology. I have always been interested in that small moment in conception where one cell makes its first divide and sets into motion the creation of a life.  The mirrored animal heads in this series represent this initial cellular division.  All of the work in this series, along with the title of this exhibition, State of Transformation, was inspired by the conception of my son and my pregnancy.  This body of work was a way of coming to terms with the transitions that were occurring in my life and with my body as I prepared for his arrival.

Detail of Dual

The ELCSLPL has a great gallery space. I am pleased to be showing my work with them. If you are in Montreal, I hope you’ll check it out.

Exhibition Assistance generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

State of Transformation – solo exhibition

July 16th, 2011

Opening this week is my solo exhibition State of Transformation / Etat de Transformation at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec.  Here is a link to a press release for the exhibition on the City of Côte Saint-Luc’s site.

This exhibition features 11 drawings from my Dual Series and will run from July 21 to August 28, 2011.

I have recently finished three new drawings to complete the series.

Here are two of the newest additions.

Dual (Meadow Star), 2011

Dual (Samuel Martin), 2011

I will post images of the installation along with images of the final work in the series soon. The final drawing is truly the capstone for this body of work.

State of Transformation / Etat de Transformation

July 21 to August 28, 2011

Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library
5851 boulevard Cavendish
Côte Saint-Luc, QC
H4W 2X8

Exhibition Assistance generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

Exhibition at Bookhou in Toronto

October 1st, 2010

I am pleased to be exhibiting my latest series of charcoal drawing on paper at the beautiful bookhou in Toronto. Arounna and John’s bookhou shop is definitely worth a visit, they have the most amazing handmade things for your home and life.

The exhibition runs October 6 – 31, 2010.  I hope you’ll be able to check it out.

Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival

August 3rd, 2010

Dual (Pushkina), 2010

I will be exhibiting this coming weekend August 6th and 7th, 2010 at the Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival on Explorers Point in Mattawa, Ontario.

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Friday August 6th, 2010

3pm – 9pm: Art Show at Explorer’s Point
Bands begin at 7:00pm

Saturday August 7th, 2010

1pm – 9pm: Art Show at Explorer’s Point
Bands begin at 6:30pm

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Entrance to the Art Show is FREE until 6:00 pm. Wristbands are required for the Blues Festival at the cost of $10.

I hope to see you there.

Honourable Mention for Drawing at TOAE

July 16th, 2010

I am thrilled to have been awarded an Honourable Mention in Drawing at the 49th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. You can find a complete list of all the award winners here.

Dual (Senna), 2010

This year I exhibited a series of large-scale charcoal drawings on paper. This series, entitled “Dual” playfully contemplates ideas surrounding cohabitation and seeing ourselves mirrored in another through depictions of two-headed northern creatures. These drawings were additionally motivated by my recent relocation to Northern Ontario.

Dual (Senna), 2010 - detail