Gilda Pervin (b. 1933), Day Job Into Night, 1994; reproduction of Charles E. Burchfield wallpaper, pigmented cement and mixed media on wood, 79 1/2 x 43 x 20 1/2 inches; The M&T Bank Collection at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1996
After Charles Burchfield: An Exhibition of Works by Gilda Fuss Pervin
On View Saturday, April 8–Sunday, August 27, 1995
In conjunction with a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, artist Gilda Fuss Pervin created sculptural "slices of life" based on artist Charles E. Burchfield's wallpaper designs, the subjects of his paintings, and his studio objects.
The Center presented an exhibition of sculpture by Gild Fuss Pervin, a 1933 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Pervin describes her work as "slices of domestic interior." They are freestanding floor and wall segments which incorporate domestic objects such as lamps,vases, clocks, shelves, and frames, the works that pervin has created respond to Charles Burchfield's life and his surroundings as revealed in research of his works and writings. In her sculputes she has incorporated a reproduction of the "sunflowers" wallpaper designed by Burchfieldin 1921 as well as painted interpretations of other patterns. Other works from the Center's permenat collection that Pervin used for referenced were exhibited along with her work.
Pervin was an artist-in-residence at the Center while she prepared and installed her exhibit. During this time she gave presentations to art students at Suny Buffalo State.
This Exhibition was co-sponsored by the Artists and Audiences, a public service program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Additional support was provided by friends of the artist