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Opening for Richmond Burton’s paintings at Silas Marder Gallery
July 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Silas Marder Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition of paintings by Richmond Burton, opening July 12 and on view through August 10, 2014. A reception for the artist will be held on
Sat., July 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Known for his dazzling kaleidoscopic abstractions, Richmond Burton melds geometry and naturalism to usher the pictorial language of his predecessors into a contemporary context. With swift, vibrantly hued marks, Burton creates densely gridded compositions that morph into expansive waves of pattern, their
overlapping rhythms at once steady and unstable.
Since his successful inauguration into the New York arts
scene in late 1980s, Burton has devoted his practice to learning, citing, and rupturing the canon of abstract painting.
In 1998 he moved into the former East Hampton studio of Elaine DeKooning, in which he lived and worked until 2011.
This exhibition will feature several of the last large-scale paintings Burton created before leaving the East End, as
well as a number of recent works. The juxtaposition of these paintings, whose origins span from East Hampton to Santa Monica, Brooklyn and Woodstock, draws attention to Burton’s ability to adapt his distinct mosaic-like style to reflect the natural and spiritual shifts in his surroundings.