Jean Burdick


Jean Burdick

Facades - Closer to Home
While exploring and photographing the facades of buildings in small towns throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the architecture and surroundings resonate with me. In small towns like Columbia and Lancaster, PA where I grew up, the brown and terracotta brick facades of apartments, houses and stores seem so familiar.
Reimagining what I have observed, I draw on my photographs, the interaction of the built and organic, recording light, shadow and memory. I am particularly drawn to doorways and windows, which represent the interface between the structures and the lives of those who inhabit them.
In the studio, beginning with silkscreen printing of my photographs, I build each successive layer of pattern, texture and color. Merging the architectural structures and natural spaces, I enhance the image by drawing, painting and experimental mark-making. Each layer magnifies, overlaps, obscures or enhances the layers that came before.
The resulting images suggest narratives of unfolding life cycles: birth, growth, death and renewal. These vistas, both rural and urban, are composites of landscapes producing a memoir of places in transitions.  

Jean Burdick Resume 

Jean Burdick's most recent solo exhibition was held May 5 - 30, 2021. A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated. For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us


Facades III, acrylic on panel, 18" x 18"  Available 


Facades IV, acrylic on panel, 18" x 14"  


Facades V, acrylic on panel, 18" x 14"  


Sheltering at Home, acrylic on panel, 18" x 24"  


Willow Street, acrylic on panel, 16" x 20"  Available 


Clinton Street, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"  


Franklin Street, acrylic on panel, 10" x 10"  Available 


West Village, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  


North Third Street, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  


Ferry Street, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12" 


1318, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  


Quiet Street, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  


Maple Street, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  


Atlantic Avenue, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  


Silverton, silkscreen on vellum, 11" x 7"  Available 


Through the Clearing, silkscreen on vellum, 11" x 7"  


South State Street, silkscreen on vellum, 8" x 5"  


Central Road, silkscreen on vellum, 5" x 8"  Available 


Pine Grove Road, silkscreen on vellum, 5" x 8"  


Elm Street, silkscreen on vellum, 8" x 5"  


York Street, silkscreen on vellum, 16" x 10"  


1447, silkscreen on vellum, 12" x 12"  

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Facades I, acrylic on panel, 18" x 18"  


Facades VII, acrylic on panel, 18" x 14"  


Fish Lake, acrylic on panel, 18" x 24"  


Between Seasons, silkscreen on vellum, 20" x 20"  


Crested Wheatgrass II, silkscreen on vellum, 18" x 24"  


Mirror Lake Road - Fall, silkscreen on vellum, 20" x 20"  SOLD   


Mirror Lake Road - Early Spring, silkscreen on vellum, 20" x 20"  Available