Sunday, February 20, 2011

Press Release: Works by Karen Dawson, Muddy Waters, Burlington

The Background Music: Exhibition by Karen Dawson.

Paintings and drawings by Karen Dawson address the theme Always Already: sometimes music, sometimes noise, sometimes sunk in so deep that one can only point to it. Whether it is literally the song sung in one’s head, diegetic or non-diegetic music in the film, conversation or white noise, we are immersed always, but sound editors rarely.

There must be a way that we can choose the channel and mode by which this background music is apprehended, thereby creating our own rhythmic patterns and our own dance. The works in this show were selected because each addresses the idea that all dimensions exist in all things.

When: February 14 thru March 14
Where: Muddy Waters

184 Main Street Burlington, VT
(802) 658-0466


Soundwalk -- pencil, pen and ink on paper, approximately 6” x 8 "

Dancers and Utility Lines – oil on canvas, 48” x 36”