“Darkness is not empty, it is information at rest.”
-Teju Cole

GROUND/FIELD/EDGE
an exhibition with Anna Von Mertens
September 2022

"A show about generations, remnants, and renewal. Von Mertens has recently been drawing the shadows of gold jewelry - chains and charms and clasps holding sentiments through time - all while studying the cosmic origins of gold, which is made by generations of stars building ever-heavier elements as they are born and destroyed. A chain of creation stretching over billions of years.

Burge’s drawings may seem comparatively quiet, but they also hold the cumulative inheritance of destruction and renewal. Working on found book pages dense with information, she meticulously buries it all (all but the edges) under a thick layer of blackest gesso. And then she begins again with, say, a perfect circle; a new universe starting over, subtly vibrating with the remnant energies of the old."

-Jennifer Roberts
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Harvard University

GROUND/FIELD/EDGE
Universe
2022
black pencil and ink
8.75 x 7 inches framed
VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE gesso on book page
#38b
2022
gesso on book page
3.5 x 10.75 inches,17.25 x 14.25 inches framed

VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE gesso on book page
#38
2022
gesso on book page
13.5 x 10.75 inches, 17.25 x 14.25 inches framed
VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE pencil and gesso on book page
#210
2022
pencil and gesso on book page
14 x 11 inches, 17.25 x 14.25 inches framed

VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE pencil and gesso on book page
#207
2022
pencil and gesso on book page
14.5 x 11.25 inches, 17.25 x 14.25 inches framed
VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE pencil, ink, gesso
Not on the Map
2022
pencil, ink, gesso
13.5 x 10 inches

VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE ink,gesso, graphite, colored pencil on paper
Universe
2022
ink,gesso, graphite, colored pencil on paper
12.75 x 9.75 inches, 13.75 x 10.75 inches framed
VICTORIA BURGE GROUND/FIELD/EDGE gesso on found engraving
Cloud Landscape
2022
gesso on found engraving
4.75 x 7.75 inches, 11.5 x 14.5 inches framed