Mira Burack, Moon (mother), 2015, broom snakeweed plants, twine, paint, 84 x 5 x 84 inches

Mira Burack: Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon

June 22 – August 31, 2019

Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon is a meditation on the interior and exterior spaces in and around Mira Burack’s New Mexico home in the Ortiz Mountains. The exhibition evokes the elemental and celestial surroundings of this mountainous landscape. It explores the liminal experience and psychological qualities of textiles, the bed and sleep. Her work shares the coexistence of plants, animals and family. How does the materiality of daily life teach intimacy, engage the senses, provide comfort, heal, invite rest and elicit pleasure? Through intricate photography collage installations, collections of found objects and plants, and sound, a contemplative space is created where the mystical, high desert landscape meets the intimacy of domestic space.

About the artist:

Mira Burack is an artist living in the Ortiz mountains of New Mexico. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Psychology from Pepperdine University. Burack was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up on the coast of Maine. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the CUE Art Foundation in New York City, Center Galleries in Detroit, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Muskegon Art Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Media Knox Gallery in Slovenia, Art Gallery of Windsor in Canada, and Kunstverin Wolfsburg in Germany. She has lectured, taught workshops, and was a faculty member at the College for Creative Studies. She received a Community + Public Arts Detroit grant for The Edible Hut, a community space with a living edible roof. Recently relocated to rural New Mexico after living in Detroit for 10 years, Burack spends her time learning from this new landscape, making, and enjoying her family.

PRESS

Bodies at Rest” by Alicia Inez Guzmán, Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon exhibition brochure essay

“Natural Synergy: Artists Mira Burack and Paula Wilson” Megan Kamerick, Pasatiempo | Santa Fe New Mexican

“516 shows spotlight transplanted viewpoints” Kathaleen Roberts, Albuquerque Journal

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    Mira Burack, Moon (mother), 2015, dried broom snakeweed plants, twine paint
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    Mira Burack, Sun (son), 2015, photography collage (photographs of blanket), paint
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    Mira Burack, Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon (installation view)
  • image from Mira Burack: Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon
    Mira Burack, Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon (installation view)
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    Mira Burack, (dark) Waterdrop and Waterdrop II (right), photography collage (photographs of bedding)