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Finite Elements

Chicago, April 27, 2011: Thomas Masters Gallery is pleased to announce Finite Elements, an exhibition of recent sculpture by Milwaukee sculptor Rory Burke. On view will be recent works from Burke’s studio along with an installation resulting from her time spent at the Arts/Industry Residency at the Kohler Company, Kohler Wisconsin during the winter of 2011.

When it comes to the human condition, mortality is the great equalizer. 

The finite element is a piecewise representation of a continuum.  Burke defines the continuum as that which is immortal or which is immortalized; that which does not die.  The continuum is larger than the self. The finite elements are the resulting explorations and illustrations of the human continuum; the finite elements are the discrete sculptural objects that investigate notions of identity, legacy, and time.

Though her work is figurative and serial, Burke’s sculptures are reminiscent of fossilized specimens, stratified sediments, eerie artifacts, decayed relics, and  unearthed ruins.

Finite Elements will open on  Friday, May 13, 2011 with a reception for the artist from 6pm until 9pm