Collection Artwork
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Diane Burko (born Brooklyn, New York, 1945)
Grinnell North Moraine 1, 2 (Grinnell North Moraine, 1922, after Elrod Toole / Grinnell North Moraine, 2008, after Lisa McKeon)
2010
diptych, oil on canvas
canvas size, left panel: 72 x 42 in.
canvas size, right panel: 72 x 42 in.
installed size: 72 x 84 in.
Gift of Michael I Basta
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Left panel, signed, dated, and inscribed in green ink, canvas verso, upper left: Diane Burko / July 2010 / Grinnell North Moraine, / 1923 [“3” written atop a “2”], after / Elrod Toole
Right panel, signed, dated, and inscribed in green ink, canvas verso, upper left: Diane Burko / July 2010 / Grinnell North Moraine / 2008 after Lisa / McKeon

Object Label

Diptych – Grinnell North Moraine juxtaposes an early twentieth-century view of Grinnell Glacier in Montana with the way it looks today. The painting belongs to Politics of Snow, Diane Burko’s ongoing series of monumental canvases, begun in 2007, that reveal changes over time in glaciers and remote peaks in Alaska, Montana, Iceland, and the Alps. Burko’s process builds on historical and contemporary photographs that she crops to accentuate and isolate dramatic changes. Her paintings capture both the beauty and devastation of treasured and vital ecosystems, illuminating the real effects of global warming.

From the exhibition: Unstable Ground (February 5 – April 17, 2011)

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