Our next Artist Highlight from Capitol Contemporary Gallery is Brooke Burton. Burton lives and works in Boise as an artist and photographer and has exhibited work at the Boise Art Museum, The Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho, and Western Washington University, among others.
Burton uses photography to tell stories about human nature and visual culture. She relies heavily on the still life genre and uses inanimate objects as characters on stage to play out narratives. She is inspired by the complexity of human relationships, often drawing on the emotional life of those around me. Burton has learned that while she makes certain conscious choices when creating a still life, her intuition is always present and that ultimately, the work tells her own story. Her aesthetic fluctuates between minimalist and maximalist compositions and reflects a love of novelty, humor, and all things miniature.
Burton is also a writer and photographer for the City of Boise’s Art & History Department blog in addition to teaching workshops and classes. Brooke earned an MFA in photography from Boise State University and continues her artistic practice between the chaos of family and professional life.
Please visit CapitolContemporary Gallery to see her artwork on display year round or visit her website at www.brookeburton.net. She will be having a two-person exhibition with Jerri Lisk in August with an opening reception on Thursday, August 1 from 5-9 pm.
About Capitol Contemporary Gallery
Capitol Contemporary Gallery strives to provide our artists, collectors, and the city of Boise with an exciting and always evolving space to exhibit, sell and purchase high quality, original artwork from the very best artists in our community today.
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 3 pm
First Thursdays until 9 pm
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