Three new shows opening on May 30th!
The East Gallery space will feature the recent sculpture of Jonathan Bauch in his second solo show with the gallery, Personal Manufacturing. Bauch adroitly manipulates welding technology, transforming the hard steel he starts with into the delicate organic forms of his sculpture. In taming the hard steel substance, the industrial quality of the medium is tempered by the indelible mark of the human hand in the work, visible in both monumental floor sculptures and smaller, intimate wall pieces. The resulting pieces seem to defy their material, exhibiting lacy and animate qualities that engage the viewer in a visual dance, following the shapes and curves as they undulate through the work.
The West Gallery space will feature the mixed media work of Mitch Lewis in his first solo show with the gallery, Connections. Lewis explores human sensuality and the relationship between men, women and the environment, using vivid color, motifs and shapes that have played a part in his personal and artistic history. The work exhibits an almost hieroglyphic quality, at once inviting and frustrating the viewer to try and decipher its personal message.
The Carter Burden Gallery is also very excited to announce the launch of On the Wall, a new public installation space immediately outside the gallery, that will feature unique art installations created for public display during each exhibition period. The inaugural On the Wall installation will feature the work of artist Carol Massa. In her installation, Massa will explore the concept of “reflection…revision…and renewal” through the integration of existing and new drawings into a large assemblage piece.