Greg Mason Burns

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Springboard Artist Grant by the Maine Arts Commission

I’m super excited to receive a Maine Arts Commission Springboard Artist Grant in 2021. I will use the funds for my residency at Watershed Studios in Galway, Ireland in November of 2021. While there, I will develop a stronger body of work in my abstract photography series, currently titled “Re-directing the Message“. At the same time, I will develop a series of collage-based abstract photography works. This is a bit of a defining moment for me, as it is my first grant. I’m also grateful because I also didn’t think I would be getting the grant. There was one panelist

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Copelouzos Family Art Museum – 35 x 35 Project

UPDATED ON 12/20/21 WITH LATEST – SEE BOTTOM OF TIMELINE FOR UPDATE Scam or Not? Read On… Scam might be a bit of a harsh word, but “uber-wealthy family asking for free art from emerging artists” is not far from reality. People need to know about this. I’ve given a bit of a timeline below for you to read and come to your own conclusion. Essentially the Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Athens Greece asked me to be a part of their 35 x 35 project. This project is simply a donation to their personal, private, family art collection. After

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Untitled Surreal Abstract #1 is an abstract oil pastel on paper painting using various shapes and colors to create a landscape.
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Maine Arts Journal

The Maine Arts Journal has accepted me into the Spring Issue. The title is “Sanctuary” and I wrote about how the abstract is my sanctuary. Here is the link, enjoy.​

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A Fallacy
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A Conversation About the Market

A Conversation About the Market was recently published by The Prostitution of Art, which is a contemporary art blog based out of Boston. The site discusses the unfair treatment of artists by society / market. Articles are meant to be abstract criticisms of these forces in the contemporary world. Here is the link to the original text: The Prostitution of Art. A Conversation About the Market: I want to be creative, but society has its own rules. There are no rules for creativity, and yet here we are. Where? Here, today, when art is no longer supported except through behemoth

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Color Field Painting

What is Color Field Painting? Color Field painting, a derivative of Abstract Expressionism, is essentially the attention to color in abstraction as opposed to form or structure. The early Color Field painters, such as Mark Rothko, Clement Greenberg, and Clyfford Still created large works such that when one was standing up close one was absorbed in the color. Color Field has developed since then with various tendencies moving both further from shape and form and closer to it. What I’m Doing I’m developing color field in a way that combats the color against the figure. I’ll be doing so this

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Artist Residency at The Quarry – Contemporary Arts International

Great news. I’ve been accepted to attend a two-month artist residency at The Quarry at Contemporary Arts International in Acton, MA for 2018. My tenure there will be split between one month in the spring (May-June) and another in the fall (Oct-Nov) with the exhibit being in Nov. My plan is to create ten large pieces similar to the one to the left. Except that I won’t be doing silhouettes. Instead, I’ll be painting colored squares or stripes as a background and putting the minimalist charcoal drawings seen below on top of the colors. I may keep the minimalist drawings

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