Diane Burko: Visualizing Environmental Change

Diane Burko’s Visualizing Environmental Change Exhibition Opens

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


Diane Burko’s exhibition Visualizing Environmental Change opens in the South Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.  

Diane Burko works at the intersection of art and the environment with an artistic practice that is devoted to bringing the challenges of climate change to light. Having spent over four decades exploring monumental and geological phenomena in a wide range of works from painting to photography to video, in 2006 she devoted herself exclusively to the exploration of environmental issues. Her artworks integrate experiences of on-location explorations and scientific data and resolve themselves into captivating climate-conscious works that encourage critical thinking about the role humans are having on the environment.

This exhibition is presented by the College of the Environment as part of their 2021–22 Think Tank theme “Visualizing Environmental Change.” Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund; the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; and the Science in Society Program.

Visualizing Environmental Change will be on display in the South Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from Thursday, February 17 to Thursday, March 3, 2022. For more information, please vist the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery website.

The general public is welcome to view exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated including booster shots. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of five are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of five will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions.

Image: Diane Burko, OR Burning, 2020, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.