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Last call for Burwell show


If you haven’t seen the Charles Burwell show at Sande Webster Gallery, due to end Oct. 4, try to fit it into your schedule.

The work has the usual snap and twang of striped layers obscuring one another to create a sizzle of depth and surface, a figure-ground tension, but this time, Burwell has stepped beyond his usual decorative and geometric shapes, adding organic forms, some more modeled than others, some just floating like balloons, that raise content issues worth cogitating.


The organic forms simultaneously suggest vulnerability and a determination to survive. They reminded me variously of bunny rabbits, babies, internal organs, sprouting beans, curling fingers. I yearned to take a couple of pieces home with me.