August 19, 2015

Posted In: Press, Press Release

Opening Reception Tuesday, September 8, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch


Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world, will present a solo exhibition of new works by Bunny Burson entitled “Traces.” The exhibition consists of a dozen prints and installations on view at the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo., September 8 – October 26, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The public is invited to a special opening reception taking place Tuesday, September 8, 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

“Traces” will showcase works by Burson that tell the story of her family history—both the spoken and the unspoken history—which has defined her work over the past five years, revealing universal topics to which all can relate. Pieces include embossed prints, laser-cut prints and two sculptural installations, some created in the printmaking and digital FabLab studios at Anderson Ranch. As a printmaker, Burson likes to work with different kinds of paper and different opacities of paper to help tell a story. The media lends itself well to the layers of meaning present in “Traces.”

“My artwork in this exhibition is based upon recently discovered letters from 1939-41, which unbeknownst to me had been in the attic of my family home for over 70 years,” explains Burson. “This show reflects my own history, but I hope it moves from the personal to the universal and stirs the desire we all have to discover who we are by those who came before us.”

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit or call 970/923.3181.

About Bunny Burson

Bunny Burson, a native of Memphis, Tenn., is a St. Louis, Mo.-based mixed media artist. She received a B.A. in French from Tulane University, which included a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. She earned a B.F.A. from the Memphis College of Art and an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in St. Louis, New York, Memphis, Nashville and Leipzig, Germany. Recent awards include an artist residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2010 and the Washington University School of Art Award for Distinction in 2013. She is represented by Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis.

Burson serves on the National Councils of the Washington University Sam Fox School of Art and the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, as well as the Board of Trustees of Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colo., and the Advisory Council of Dieu Donné in New York.

About Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialogue, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., the Ranch hosts extensive workshops for everyday, emerging and established artists in eight disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Woodturning, Printmaking, and Digital Fabrication. In addition to the Summer Series, Featured Artists & Conversations, the Ranch also hosts engaging events throughout the year including: the Recognition Dinner (Thursday, July 21, 2016) honoring the National Artist Award recipient; the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic (Saturday, August 6, 2016), a thirty-six-year-old tradition which features works of local, national and international artists; and the Artists-in-Residence Program, fostering artistic growth for emerging and established visual artists. In 2016 Anderson Ranch will celebrate its 50th anniversary, furthering its mission to provide transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art making, creative dialogue and community. Learn more at or 970/923.3181.

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For further information, please contact Jennifer Slaughter at 970/923.3181 x 301 or [email protected].


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