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2010, archival pigment print, 24 x 36 inches, edition of 8,
“I am most drawn to the moments that are representative of vulnerability or emasculation; where there is a presence of a rupture or wound, be it physical, emotional, or metaphorical. I pinpoint those moments in our lives. Sometimes it is a fleeting moment between events. Sometimes it is a concrete object. Regardless, I see a world where blood and sweat mix with sunsets and snowdrifts. A world where we can run through the woods like young boys, without fear of consequence, only to fall and scape our knees, and bask in the utter satisfaction of pain.”
Jesse Burke’s photographic installations evoke a deep lushness with images of velvet, black darkness, blankets of pine needles, blood, love, and sadness. He photographs the natural world around him as well as the men who are a part of his life, whether family members or friends, to explore the vulnerability of masculinity.
Jesse's work has been exhibited as a part of the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers in New York and Tokyo and in group and two person shows in Boston (MA), Austin (TX), Philadelphia (PA), Portland (ME), and Ottawa (ON). He has had two solo exhibitions at Platform as well as had work in three group shows. He has also had a solo show at Clampart, New York (NY). His monograph, titled Intertidal is available from DECODE Books. Jesse lives in Rhode Island.
Dark States (group)
If on a Winter’s Night (group)
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