David Burdeny “Carrara – Cava Bianco”
October 19 - November 11, 2018
Friday October 19, 5-7pm & Saturday October 20, 2018, both dates artist in attendance both
The Kostuik Gallery is proud to present new photographs by David Burdeny. Vancouver, Canada, based Burdeny has exhibited with Jennifer Kostuik since 2001, showcasing his images from the world over, including Antarctica, Iceland, Brazil, China, Burma, Cambodia, France, Italy, Canada and the USA. Known for his finely composed photographs, David Burdeny has spent the past 15 years exploring a variegated photographic Landscape ranging from minimal seascapes, ornate European interiors to abstract aerial images. Widely collected in Canada, the USA, Asia and Europe, the sheer beauty of David’s images has firmly placed him within the realm of Canada’s most sought after photo-based artists.
Carrara – Cava Bianco, 2018
Workers first began removing stone from the mountains of Tuscany more than 2,000 years ago. Iconic works such as Rome’s Pantheon and Michelangelo’s statue of David are all made of it – firmly entrenching this beautiful material into a nations identity, art and architecture. Over the years it’s extraction has increased to supply foreign export fuelling debates between environmentalists, quarries owners and the government of Tuscany. One side calls to preserve wild areas, while the other argues to preserve an ancient craft that has sustained a regions economy for centuries. A polemic issue with no clear answer.
David Burdeny’s Masters in Architecture and Interior Design background combined with his upbringing in the vast Canadian prairies provides the template for his keen technical ability, enduring patience and minimalist aesthetic. Recently moving from using large format film to now the finest available digital cameras and precision optics, his images are rendered large and detailed. A Bright Future- Photographs of Russian Subways, Theaters and Palaces 2015 received an explosion of media interest, especially in the UK and Russia. While Burdeny was in New York City to receive his First Place Award from IPA for Avata Metro Station, St. Petersburg, Russia in the Category of Historic Architecture, and was interviewed for the most recent articles for The Guardian UK and Wired publications amongst several others. In 2012, the Ancora Series of 2010 was exhibited at the Centre for Photographic Art, Carmel CA, Curated by Richard Gadd. Burdeny has won several gold awards in international art photography competitions, most significantly receiving International Photographer of the Year in the Nature category for Canada, revealed at the Lucie Awards Ceremony in New York City, October 2008. His first book Shorelines sold out in both the limited collector edition and trade publication.