Sigrid Burton: Making Light Visible

216 S. Louise St, Glendale, CA 91205
Sep 17, 3 PM - 6 PM — ends Oct 29, 2022
Tufenkian Fine Arts is pleased to present, "Sigrid Burton: Making Light Visible", an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Los Angeles-based painter Sigrid Burton whose work the gallery proudly represents. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. "Sigrid Burton: Making Light Visible" will be on view from September 6th through October 29th, 2022 with an artist reception to be held on Saturday, September 17th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The works in this exhibition draw from the phenomenological occurrences of reflection and refraction of light in nature and the cosmos, and refer to similar uses of light found in art, as in works by Monet and Caravaggio. The exhibit highlights Burton’s paintings of richly colored atmospheric grounds and gestural abstractions of organic form, reflecting on ideas of deep space, idiosyncratic mark making, and sensual uses of color. In earlier works, the automatism and free association integral to Surrealist artists like Arshile Gorky, helped inform the creation of her own lexicon of signature marks, drawn from life, natural objects, constellation diagrams, and alphabetic characters, to name a few. A recent ophthalmological disorder has caused Burton to experience unusual visual phenomena as “floaters” within her frame of vision and are revealed in these works.