ARTIST SERIES

Shame
Bluff
Gladiator
Upstate
Spring Training, Nils
Summer (Fall)
Lewellyn’s Blood
Hazelnut Farm
Father
Poison Ivy
Nectar Impérial, Nils
Silver Bullet
Wisteria
Post Game
Cherry
A & F
Frost
Swans (Snowstorm)
John’s Cellar
Cocoon
Open Country
Warren Courts
Avirex
Beeramid II
Push Up
Duststorm
Hang
Ice
Net
Last Light
Nectar Impérial, Meyer
Woodchuck
Drop In
Camo I
Camo II
Spring Training, Ryan
Young Buck
Bleachers
August (Shotgun)

Jesse Burke’s series, Intertidal, addresses the ambivalent domain between the heroic ideal of masculinity and the true reality of being male. Through the juxtaposition of photographs, Burke constructs an autobiographical investigation of the incongruousness of the fragility of masculinity. Burke writes: “I photograph my life and the lives of the men in my social and family circles in an attempt to understand from where our ideas of masculinity originate. I am most drawn to the moments that are representative of vulnerability and emasculation; where there is a presence of a rupture or wound inflicted in some way, where it be physical, emotional, or metaphorical. I employ concepts such as male bonding and peer influence, masculine rites and rituals, homosocial desire, physical exertion, and our connection to one another as well as the landscape that we interact within to expose these instances.”

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