Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

JESSICA BURKE


"OLD SALT AND CROW"

(20 x 30", Colored Pencil on Canson Colorline (Primary Blue) Paper)

"Lil' Red and Coyote"

(20 x 30", Colored Pencil on Canford Imperial (Cherry) Paper)

"San Antonio Rose , The Bandit Queen"

(20 x 30", Colored Pencil on Canson Colorline (Primary Blue) Paper)

(Death is our silent companion through life. It is our witness to childhood fantasies and adult realities. This collection of drawings investigates the fiction of identity through its performance in physical and cerebral spaces that demonstrate a willingness to project and construct meaning. While these sentimental figures are absorbed with their own fantasy, they are still compelled to subvert conventional roles and relationships. They can acknowledge the absurdity of their circumstance by embracing the cultural detritus of the banal.)