Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 28, 6 – 8pm


CALVIN BURTON

January 28 – February 28, 2010

Gallery SATORI is pleased to present Flying Erase Head, Calvin Burton’s first solo exhibition in New York.  In Burton’s paintings, photographic imagery forms both the locus of a pictorial strategy and a foil to more underlying concerns about the nature of representation.  Through his combination of non-objective intuitive processes and his use of sources that are alternately iconic, banal, personal and historical (subject matter includes Yellowstone Park, Arcosanti - a commune in the Arizona desert, and early 20th century skyscrapers), Burton explores the linguistic potential and limitations of his medium.  The resulting paintings waver between transcendent aspiration and the here-and-now quality of the materials, blurring the separation in the process.

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  • Continent, 2009

    Calvin Burton, Continent, oil on canvas, 14" x 14", 2009

  • Split, 2009

    Calvin Burton, Split, oil on canvas, 72" x 58", 2009

  • Diffusion, 2008

    Calvin Burton, Diffusion, oil on canvas, 14" x 14", 2008

  • Morning Glory, 2008

    Calvin Burton, Morning Glory, oil on canvas, 40" x 44", 2008

  • Flying Erase Head, 2009

    Calvin Burton, Flying Erase Head, oil on canvas, 40" x 52", 2009

Project Space:
GEUJIN HAN

January 28 – February 28, 2010

Gallery SATORI is excited to present the newest series of paintings by Geujin Han in the Project Space.  Han’s abstractions hold an emotional charge that is at once detached and lyrical.  His paintings juxtapose controlled hard edges next to poured paint and gestural markings, resulting in a visual interplay of the thin and the thick, geometric and biomorphic, haphazard and the meticulous. The compositional mix of the straight line and flat shapes along with the painterly textures suggest a harmonic coexistence of the human hand with the mechanical.

 

 


Geujin Han, "Untitled", acrylic on board, 24" x 18", 2009

 

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