Janelle Lynch: Day 2: Entry #2: BPAC Artist-in-Residence Visit #1 April 11, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Throughout her year as Burchfield artist-in-residence, Janelle Lynch will share her thoughts and impressions with us as we share her journey into the spirit and work of Charles Burchfield.
Re: Colin Dabkowski's piece about "Cycles" in the Buffalo News today, I respectfully disagree with his characterization of CEB's doodles as "absentminded."
In a statement that accompanied the doodles, Burchfield wrote:
It should not be assumed that such doodling has no value: true most doodles are trivial and
meaningless,or worse, are boringly repetitious. Nevertheless it can be a form of subconscious
thinking in visual terms. Some of my most useful abstract motifs (used in many serious pictures,
early and late) come from such seemingly idle diversions.
Janelle Lynch is the 2013 Burchfield resident artist. She has garnered international recognition over the last decade for her large-format photographs of the urban and rural landscape. Widely exhibited, her work is in several public and private collections including the Burchfield Penney, George Eastman House Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Newark Museum, the Fundación Vila Casas, Barcelona, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina.