Nancy Burson

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Nancy Burson
Lot #201

Focus on Peace  2002

Signed individually by the artist

Remaining: 7
28 x 20 "

"Focus on Peace" by Nancy Burson was a project of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in collaboration with Creative Time. Launched in early September 2002, this unique campaign distributed 30,000 postcards and 7,000 posters inscribed with the message "Focus on Peace" around the anniversary of September 11th. " 'Focus on Peace' is a citywide declaration that serves as a visualization/contemplation tool to shift our consciousness forward. It is a positive action message of healing and hope. Arts and community-based groups, schools and universities as well as small businesses and storefronts Downtown will be invited to display "Focus on Peace" posters and postcards."

Acclaimed artist/photographer Nancy Burson's work is shown in museums and galleries internationally. "Seeing and Believing", her traveling 2002 retrospective originating at the Grey Art Gallery, was nominated for Best Solo Museum Show of the Year in New York City by the International Association of Art Critics. She has served as a visiting professor at Harvard and was a member of the adjunct photography faculty at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for five years. She has collaborated with Creative Time, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Deutsche Bank in completing several important public art projects in New York City. These projects include the poster project, Visualize This (Creative Time, 1991) the billboard, "There's No Gene For Race" (2000), the poster/postcard project "Focus on Peace" which coincided with the first anniversary of 9/11, and "Looking Up" and "Truth", 2005. There are four monographs of her work and reproductions of it appear in hundreds of art catalogs. It is also featured in text books on the history of photography published in all languages. Burson's fine art photography is available through ClampArt Gallery in NYC.