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Marking the artist's fifth solo exhibition with the gallery, Bunny Burson presents an exhibition entitled "Rise" of unique cast paper pieces, made with cotton pulp from a matrix of shattered glass, sculpture and, video work.

Using diverse media, Bunny Burson continues to address the consequences of elections. Her video and the snow globes, And Still I Rise 2017, were inspired by her installation in the Bruno David Gallery's Window on Forsyth last spring (2017). They contain the confetti, which never fell from the Javits Center ceiling on election night, November 8, 2016. They motivate us to act, to vote, to resist. The cast cotton artworks (It Will Happen, Momentum, and Rise) reference the glass ceiling, and the need to continue to empower young people to pursue their goals. Through her artwork, Burson speaks politically and poetically to engage the viewer and to stimulate dialogue about the important issues we face.

Bunny Burson, born in Memphis, TN., received a B.A. in French from Tulane University, which included a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. She earned a B.F.A. from the Memphis College of Art and an M.F.A. from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in New York, Memphis, Snowmass, Colorado, Nashville and Leipzig, Germany. Awards include an artist residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts-Washington University in St. Louis Award for Distinction.

See images of the artworks online on ARTSY

- Interview of Bunny Burson for HEC-TV (May 2018) (Watch Interview on YouTube)

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