Ryan Burghard, MFA Faculty, at Portland 'Pataphysical Society

Portland 'Pataphysical Society


"Whatever hour you woke is a collection of new work that explores notions of time and duration through the traces, marks and imprints that remain in our absence.

At first glance we are presented with familiar objects arranged in a seemingly incidental manner. But Burghard’s slight material alterations and attention to the physical space imbue what we perceive as common with a poetic and emotive sensibility.

Each work acts as an open metaphor for the fundamental aspects of our human condition and each trace questions the undeniable reality of presence."