Bobbie Burgers’ painting practice is in continual flux, activated by an expressive mark-making process that shifts impatiently between elements of abstraction and representation. With reference to the history of still-life and vanitas painting, she commands an aesthetic that wrestles a conventional subject free from predictable outcomes. Using a wide spectrum of mediums and processes, the works in this exhibition reflect continual states of transformation, both in their subject matter and in the way they were created. The artist explains: “Painting this new series was like playing in an alternate reality. Washes were more experimental, pushing me to relinquish control as new combinations of different paints with different fluidities took on lives of their own. Several pieces in this series are heavily comprised of collage work, and I look forward to viewers seeking out the hidden seams and ripped edges. I use collage as a way to consider what the “truth” was before, and to create a new story from the prior one. It’s like a metaphor for the complexities of human nature where the past is not erased but one adds to the story.” With an interest in the way that painting can offer conflicting views of a single subject, the works in the exhibition ask for renewed viewings from different states of mind and different times of day.