Tom Burckhardt: FULL STOP

  • Jun 13, 2015 – Oct 4, 2015
  • The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery
Tom Burckhardt, "FULL STOP", 2004–2005, cardboard, black paint, wood
and hot glue, 18 x 18 x 12 ft. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges. Courtesy of the
artist and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

Tom Burckhardt’s FULL STOP (2004-05) is a full-scale installation work constructed entirely of cardboard, black paint, wood and hot glue. A highly detailed replica of a mythical artist’s studio, the work presents viewers with a cluttered interior space filled with art books, research material and all the tools of the classic post-war American oil painter. Curiously, at the center of the studio is a blank canvas, hinting at the anxiety of making the first mark, the theater of the studio, and the melancholy narrative of painting today, a subject that Burckhardt often references in his work.

Tom Burckhardt: FULL STOP is curated by Michael Goodson, Director of Exhibitions, Columbus College of Art & Design in collaboration with the artist.

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Noon @ the 'Spoon Public Tour • Tue Aug 11 @ 12pm

This exhibition is a partner program included in the 2015 17 DAYS Greensboro Festival sponsored by ArtsGreensboro. 17 DAYS 2015 happens from September 11 through September 27, 2015. Expect the best of the best performances and exhibitions including music, dance, theatre, art and more. For festival updates, visit the official website

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