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November Issue 2003
That's a Lotta Deli and Café in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Kathleen Burke for Eatery's Grand Opening
That's a Lotta Deli and Café celebrates its Grand Opening with an exhibition of abstract paintings by Kathleen Burke, on view through Jan. 25, 2004.
Burke's evocative paintings range from semi-representational to purely abstract work, often with heavily textured surfaces. Ranging from nearly monochromatic, meditative palettes to lush, vibrant color, each work has in common an atmospheric sense of mystery. Most of the 17 works on display were completed between 2001-2003. The newest works are a departure from the artist's more colorful paintings, featuring a rhythmic, gestural linear structure and a limited palette.
"Usually, I work by applying 10 - 20 thin 'veils' of color, slowly building up to the final surface," says Burke. "Recently, I've started working more immediately as well, drawing directly on the canvas with charcoals and water-soluble crayons. It's a more spontaneous, less controlled approach. There's much more risk-taking involved."
Burke is the Creative Director of Spot Marketing, a Charlotte marketing consulting and design firm. Originally from Pittsburgh, she and her husband, artist Eric Grab have lived in North Carolina since 1995. Burke received her BFA in painting from Seton Hill College in 1991 and has done further graduate work in painting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Winthrop University. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
That's a Lotta Deli and Café is a unique New York-style delicatessen, and a brand new addition to Charlotte's South End. The deli is located across from Atherton Mill at 2041 South Boulevard (inside The Pavilion at South End) between Tremont and Cleveland Avenue. That's a Lotta Deli features a wide range of breakfast sandwiches and desserts for the busy professional on the go, and a lunch menu featuring their signature sandwiches and wraps.
There is plenty of parking available both in front of the Pavilion along South Boulevard, behind the Pavilion along Cleveland Avenue, and street parking all along Cleveland Avenue.
For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings or call the deli at 704/334-3401. A preview of the artist's work is online at (www.illustration-burke.com).
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