A photo collage, wherein the painted eyes and forehead of an individual are superimposed over a dated photograph of a boy wearing a collared shirt and tie, against a dreamy landscape background.

Gary Burnley: The Known World

Burnley constructs images that layer our memory with revered representations of beauty, power, influence, identity and social status into unlikely, chance encounters with other images.

A collage piece appears first to be a photograph of a houseplant sitting in a pot with a fabric backdrop, some of its leaves taped to that backdrop. Instead, some portions are replaced with drawings on portions of paper, painting, sketches, a work finished and unfinished.

Nature Inside

She uses whimsy and humor to reference loss, isolation, containment, and representation.