Amanda Burnham makes Sewanee her “Stomping Grounds”

Amanda Burnham's art installation

By Colton Treadwell

Staff Writer

On Friday, November 6, Sewanee hosted artist Amanda Burnham for an artist talk and reception in the Nabit art building. Her work, displayed in the Carlos gallery, is a largescale installation that references spaces in and around Sewanee. This installation, titled “Stomping Grounds,” was created in collaboration with art students in Sewanee, who helped the artist collect and render images from the surrounding community. During her talk, Burnham discussed previous projects, which often related to concepts of place and space in a community. The most striking examples provided by Burnham dealt with her exploration and establishment of space in the city of Baltimore. Burnham’s work has been exhibited all over the world. Some of these exhibition locations include: the Volta Art Fair (Basel, Switzerland), the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, Artisphere, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, the Cranbrook Institute of Art, Benrimon Contemporary (NYC), Bridge Gallery (NYC), Christina Ray Gallery (NYC), Dorsch Gallery (Miami) and GV/AS Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).Burnham’s utilization of the places and spaces in and around Sewanee creates an immersive exhibition, which viewers (local and otherwise) can connect with instantly. The work will be on display in the Carlos gallery until December 7. Stop by the gallery and find some of your favorite Sewanee places. If you would like to share your favorite photos from the installation online use #stompinggrounds on Instagram or other social media platforms.

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