danielle burns: Complacency

Danielle Burns, “Come on in, the water’s fine”

 
 

FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 09/04, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 09/08 AT 4 P.M.


In this inaugural exhibition by Artist Danielle Burns the viewer will be confronted with the very nature of “complacency” as a coping mechanism in the face of disaster and environmental shift.

Danielle fuses traditional print media with digital media in creating prints that explore what she sees as a growing sense of complacency in 21st century society. She points out that a certain level of comfort comes accompanies complacency, or as she puts it, “a false sense of safety that makes us feel impervious to the dangers affecting ourselves and others.” However, Burns is sensitive to not pass judgment, instead aiming to start a conversation on why apathy has become such a popular coping mechanism.

Burns typically sets her subjects against the backdrop of the Louisiana Gulf, a landscape that “encompasses a laissez-faire system of governing that directly parallels ways in which we choose to detach from problems rather than confront them.”

Burns has been an Artist Member of Baton Rouge Gallery since 2018. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University.


This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Dawn Black, Leslie Friedman, and Kathryn Hunter. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun), through September 27, 2019.