03 April — 05 May 2007
Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to present Jeff Burton’ solo exhibition.
For his third solo show in Torino Burton is suggesting the cinematic experience, transforming the Gallery space into a dark viewing room with a selection of moving images that play on the edge between fantasy and reality.
Viewers are welcomed in the space by the glittering blue drapery of Untitled #215 (Hearse Curtains), a photograph that suggests the trespassing into another realm. One then enters the theatre space in which Burton’s saturated images dissolve referencing the world of Hollywood, cinema, and it’s dreams.
While depicting the materiality of film, Burton’s images only hint at the narrative unfolding leaving viewers to contemplate the subjectivity of fantasy versus reality.
Born in 1963 in Anaheim, California, Jeff Burton lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been previously presented in solo shows in private Galleries and Institutions both in the USA and Europe. Amongst them, Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, 2006; Museo Carillo de Arte, Carillo Gill, Mexico City, 2003; Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2003. Amongst the group exhibitions, Akademie der Künste, Berlin and Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 2006/7; Museo Madre, Napoli, 2006; P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY, 2006; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2006; Barbican Gallery, London, 2001; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, 1999; Fourth International Biennial, SITE, Santa Fe, NM, 2001; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1997.
His work is in the permanent collections of MoCA Los Angeles; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, N. Miami, Florida; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.