Exhibition: Susan Burnstine:

 

 January 14th- Februrary 18th 2017

Award winning fine art photographer Susan Burnstine, most recognized for her black and white dream-like imagery, will be debuting a new show at Catherine Couturier Gallery on January 14 called Absence of Being.

Burnstine, who is currently based in Los Angeles, has spent her artistic career exploring alternative processes to the art of photography. Using twenty one self- made film cameras, Burnstine strives to create imagery completely in-camera without digital renderings. Her cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects, with single-element lenses molded from plastic and rubber. Although technically challenging, these cameras allow Burnstine to capture the distorted yet vivid images she envisions.

The Absence of Being, Burnstine’slatest work is an ongoing series which explores the depths of nightmares she has experienced since childhood. This series specifically explores concepts of life after death and the illusive perception of impermanence in an effort to comment on how the past remains with us, if only in shadows.

Often Burnstine’s signature black and white imagery is a dramatic visual representation of difficult life experiences such as the death of her father. The uniqueness of Absence of Being from her other series comes from the higher perspective in which the work was shot, as if she is replicating the vision of her father, looking down upon her.

Prices in bold indicate the image size displayed in show.

 

Susan Burnstine The Last Goodbye Absence of Being

The Last Goodbye

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,450
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $4,100

27 x 27 inches, edition of 3: $7,000

 
Susan Burnstine Around the Bend

Around the Bend

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

27 x 27 inches, edition of 3: $6,300

 
Susan Burnstine Impasse

Impasse

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,200
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $2,200

 
Susan Burnstine Hubbard & Wells 9:18 AM

Hubbard & Wells 9:18 AM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,800

 
Susan Burnstine East Broadway Absence of Being

East Broadway, 7:02AM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 

 Susan Burnstine Lincoln Park 10:32 AM

Lincoln Park 10:32 AM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
 
Susan Burnstine California & Stockton 8:06AM Absence of Being

California & Stockton, 8:06AM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,800

 
 Susan Burnstine Golden Gate Bridge Absence of Being
Golden Gate Bridge, 5:52AM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
 
Susan Burnstine River North

River North, 4:58PM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
 
Susan Burnstine Breakwater Light

Breakwater Light

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,800

 
 Susan Burnstine Penobscot Bay Bridge, 4:19PM Absence of Being

Penobscot Bay Bridge, 4:19PM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
Susan Burnstine Bixby Bridge

Bixby Bridge

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
 
Susan Burnstine Lake Michigan 6:52AM

Lake Michigan, 6:52AM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
 
Susan Burnstine Evidence

Evidence

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
Susan Burnstine Last Light Abiquiu Absence of Being

Last Light Abiquiu

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
Susan Burnstine End of Turnagain Absence of Being

Seward Highway, 3:16 PM

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
Susan Burnstine End of Turnagain Absence of Being

End of The Turnagain

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 
Susan Burnstine What Was Then Absence of Being

What Was Then

Archival pigment ink print, varnished

12 x 12 inches, edition of 15: $1,000
16 x 16 inches, edition of 15: $1,500

 

To make a purchase or for more information, please email or call the gallery at:

Email: gallery@CatherineCouturier.com

Phone: (713) 524-5070