Robert Burley | Great Lakes

4 November - 23 December 2006

Exhibition Dates: November 4 – December 23, 2006

Opening Reception with Artist: Thursday November 2 , 5-8 PM


For over 20 years Robert Burley has been exploring the presence of nature within North American cities. Each project has been an investigation of the physical landscape as a transition between city and country:  The “Don Valley” (1980-84) investigates a natural ravine used as an urban transportation corridor.  “O’Hare Airfield” (1984-89) surveys a flat, mid-western prairie adapted to an infrastructure for human flight. “Viewing Olmsted” (1990-96) explores the sculpted earthworks of a nineteenth century landscape architect who created pastoral parks within the confines of densely populated cities.