Local artist to present solo exhibition at Wesleyan College
By Lauren Vaught
Artist Lindy Burnett gets her own solo exhibition, on Thursday, November 6, after 20 years working in the business.
The exhibition will be held at Wesleyan College, in Macon, in the Murphy Gallery of the Art Building, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Up to 40 paintings of Burnett’s will be shown at the exhibition.
“This show is a milestone for me,” said Burnett. “This being my first solo show and the fun we have already had preparing for it, tells me I should do this again, and use these kinds of passages to hold myself accountable to the body of work.”
Burnett mostly illustrates, and her medium is gouache and collage. She has, however, started working on a few fine art pieces which are based in the middle Georgia region. She attended Wesleyan in the '70s, so she has a caring and a connection with the students attending.
“An illustrator's work is published, so exhibitions are rare,” said Burnett. “That’s why saying yes to this solo exhibit was unusual yet practical, because of the amazing art students at Wesleyan College. I am doing this for them.”
Burnett still has drive and passion for her illustrations after all this time.
“My work is a huge part of my identity,” Burnett said, “especially looking back now through strong visual periods of my life and the stronger work that comes from those times.”
New scenes around middle Georgia are inspiring Burnett with her new works.
“Madison is now on top of the list of things that inspire me,” said Burnett. “Watching this town during brewing political event, watching mothers walk their babies, watching the cafes open and close,watching people wave at each other, watching the town at dusk.
Having grown up away from the South, I am amazed and awed by its character everyday.”
The unique character in Madison and middle Georgia not only inspire her art, but also her will to learn.
“It is inspiring me to paint more, to get better, to be more perceptive.”