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Jesse Burke, Nectar Imperial Nils

Jesse Burke’s work is included in the exhibition, “No Man is an Island: The Masculine Landscape in the 21st Century,” at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, August 24 – October 26, 2013:

The masculine ideal of the stoic, self-sufficient hero lodges stubbornly in the American mindset. The Printmaking Center of New Jersey offers an artwork crowbar for dislodging the stultifying male stereotype of rugged individualism.

Artist and critic Sarah Schmerler curated “No Man Is an Island: The Landscape of Masculinity in the 21st Century.” Work by 22 artists of both genders and in numerous forms produces a more nuanced and authentic representation of maleness compared with the superficial mass media contrivances promoted for commercial purposes.

“We’re seeking to redefine and hopefully renew prevailing notions of what it means to be a man,” said Schmerler. “No small feat, but art can affect that.’’

Printmaking Center of New Jersey
440 River Rd
Branchburg, NJ 08876

For more information on the exhibition:
http://www.printnj.org/exhibitions/current/

Browse all of Jesse Burke’s work at ClampArt


Blog post by:
Brian Paul Clamp, Director