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James Burnes Sculpture Installed in Park City


Gallery MAR recently announced that their featured artist James Burnes installed a new public artwork in Park City. “Flanco” was selected by the Park City Public Art Advisory Board as part of their Rotating Sculpture Project. It is for sale through Gallery MAR and will be on display for a period of at least one year.

Burnes is from Santa Fe, NM and his work can be seen in various parts of the country. He has a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. He shows extensively on the East Coast and this is the first time one of his larger pieces is on display in Utah.

The life-size horse sculpture made of CorTen steel and wood. “Something I really appreciate about the work is the organic nature of these pieces. He uses a lot of reclaimed materials,” says Maren Mullin, Owner of Gallery Mar.

Mullin notes how well the piece compliments the Park City area. The horse is emblematic of the West and the roots of Park City are in the westward expansion, as mining became a way of life for people who left the east coast to seek their fortune.

“We have a lovely variety of animals (by Burnes) that people can commission. I hope it inspires people to want something like this in their homes,” Mullin says.

You can view the “Flanco” installation between 1400 Sullivan Road and 1255 Park Avenue (across from the Park City Library).

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