Burke, who is originally from Nevada, went to school in New York City, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He actively makes decisions to live "wherever there are no mosquitoes," according to his website. But this weekend he's braving the possible onslaught of blood suckers in favor of his solo exhibition at Minneapolis's XYandZ Gallery, titled "Building on Building."
[jump] It's an apt title for a graffiti-based show in where, according to the gallery's website, "Burke creates mash-ups of the NYC everyday with glowing detail. He samples pieces of architecture, actual graffiti, and ornamentation."
Also be sure to check out a collaborative piece that Burke worked on with local artists Mike and John, who call themselves Broken Crow. Together they created a giant mural (using some "holy fuck-sized stencils") on a building located between the Modern Cafe and the 331 Club.
"Building on Building" begins this Saturday, May 28 with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. at the XYandZ Gallery, located in the same building as the Trylon Microcinema at 3258 Minnehaha Avenue South in Minneapolis.
Check out this cool time-lapsed video capturing a Minneapolis collaboration between Over Under and Broke Crow below: