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The Gallery at OUS to feature conceptual quilts

The Gallery at Ohio University Southern will feature the work of Cincinnati artist Denise Burge. The exhibit will feature Burge’s conceptual quilts on the subject of Appalachia.

The exhibit will kick off with an artist talk and reception at 4 p.m. Thursday in The Gallery, located in the Dingus Technology Center on the Ironton Campus. The conceptual quilts will be on display through April 25.

Burge received her Master of Fine Art in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991, and since has taught at the New York State College of Ceramics and the University of Cincinnati, where she is a Professor of Art.

She has received multiple Ohio Arts Council Awards for Individual Artists and has carried out residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito California, and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.

In 2004, Burge was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Visual Art.

From 2006 to the present, she has worked in video installation as a part of the collaborative group, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, which has exhibited nationally and internationally.

She also collaborates with Abby Cornelius on video and sculptural projects.

Most recently, Burge has returned to the practice of making quilts and works on paper.

For more information about Burge and her art,  go to www.deniseburge.com

The reception and exhibit are free and open to all. The Gallery location is 1804 Liberty Ave., Ironton.