Gallery Show – Julia C. Burr’s “Orchestration”
Monday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - Friday, May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Monday – Friday 10am-5pm. In Upper Gallery at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain.
The artist hopes to surround the observer with the natural world and the lessons it has to teach us about death and the dying process. Imbedded and protruding from an organic “nest,” dozens of amalgamated mixed-media pieces tell the story of the journey, the orchestration that comes from participating in the dying process. In many cases, she has combined parts of musical instruments with natural elements to create her environment for the show. Music also contributes to the environment; Burr collaborated with local composer and recording artist Zach Cooper in the production and composition of the sound component of the installation. Part of the pre-recorded elements come from local chamber music ensemble Pan Harmonia.