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Brenda L. Burmeister

Brenda L Burmeister is a reluctant conceptual artist, devout experimental film/video maker, but above all, an avid metaphor maker.– drawing parallels between personal insights and universal experience, between a simple action and a complicated truth, and between herself and the audience.

Brenda L Burmeister portrays the delicate, albeit common, moments of fissures within the family unit, portrayed with uncommon vulnerability and unflinching resolve often with a performative aspect. The work elicits a broader conversation around the themes of intimacy though exposure, identity within the family and the role of technology in personal relationships.

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EVENTS

FRI, 3/28
Opening Reception
Lullaby of Loss and outdoor installation
Temporary
SPECTRE Arts
7:00pm-10:00pm

FRI, 4/18
Closing Reception
Lullaby of Loss and outdoor installation
Temporary
SPECTRE Arts
6:00pm-9:00pm

WORKS

Lullaby of Loss

Lullaby of Loss is an intimate portrait of the experience of single motherhood within the broader conversations of loss, family rituals, and confession.

From the mundane, collaborative practice of pitching a tent on a family vacation in the outdoor installation Temporary, to the ordinary but heartbreaking tradition of saving a child’s baby teeth in the sculpture Missing, to the artist’s devised ceremony of collecting letters/confessions from single mothers and the audience in a video installation Hush-A-Bye, each work employs family rituals as a framework.

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