Bruce Burton: Staging The Remains

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Bruce Burton
"Staging the Remains"
April 11 - May 2, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, April 11, 7-10 PM
at beverly

About the exhibition:

“Staging the Remains” designs a series of correspondences between objects and their traces. A low pedestal mirrors the dimensions of a far wall; a circular bottle cap leaves its rounded imprint on a sun-exposed photogram; a concrete sculpture is comprised of the styrofoam forms that fill packaging voids. To create further positive and negative resonances in the gallery as a whole, Burton uses tar paper — a technique borrowed from the Blue Rider’s first exhibition in 1911 — to transform select backdrops and presentation platforms for his arrangements. Formal play emerges, then, at every level — in that of discrete collections of small, scavenged items from the natural world, to the attentive ordering of fabricated space at large.

About the artist:

Bruce Burton received his BA in graphic design from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. His artwork has been shown in solo exhibitions at PSTL Gallery (St. Louis), the Sheldon Art Galleries (St. Louis), Maps Contemporary (Belleville, IL), and Atrium Gallery (Edwardsville, IL); and group exhibitions at the Luminary Arts (St. Louis), Snowflake (St. Louis), Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN) and White Flag Projects (St. Louis), among others. He lives and works in Belleville, Illinois.

Exhibitions are funded in party by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Opening receptions sponsored by Schlafly Beer.
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By: fort gondo compound for the arts

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