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Inverse Sampler
Stephanie Bursese
Friday, September 8, 2023 - Sunday, October 15, 2023

Inverse Sampler

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 2023 | 6-9pm | Free-To-Attend
Friday, September 8, 2023 – Sunday, October 15, 2023
Presented in Gallery One

About the Exhibition

Stephanie Bursese’s solo exhibition “Inverse Sampler” presents a new body of work featuring intricately hand-embroidered textile works that give form to the experience of compulsion and memory, and question assumptions about the idea of “a copy.” Inspired by the layered history of the needlework sampler, and utilizing Bursese’s own photographs as source material, each of her multivalent compositions employs competing perspectives and scales to expand the meticulous fidelity of a photograph.

About the Artist

Stephanie Bursese (b.1980, Schenectady, New York; lives and works in Philadelphia, PA) uses photography, sculpture, textiles, and site-specific installation to investigate perspective, memory, and trust. Her work has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions, publications, and museums-nationally and internationally-including The Aperture Foundation (NY), The Print Center (PA), Expo Chicago (IL), Cornell University(NY), Galerie Maison Kasini (Montreal), Everson Museum of Art (NY), Silver Eye Center for Photography (PA),, in The Welcome House as part of Design Philadelphia (PA); and The University of Virginia (VA). She is represented in both private and public collections. She was selected for a residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2006. In 2013 she self-published her first book of photographs Razor Thin Rock Hard and released her second book, Belt and Brace, in 2015. She was nominated for the 2017 MACK First Book Award and was included in issue 03 of First Last in 2019. Bursese has been a member of Vox Populi Gallery for 11 years. She served as Program Manager for the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives initiative, a $750K Mellon Foundation grant project (2017-2020), and is currently a Co-Director & Curator of the Pew-funded project “Teaching at the End of Times” and a Grant Writer for We Are the Seeds. Bursese received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida in Photography/Art History and received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Syracuse University.