Burton to Burton
Working in collaboration for the first time, sisters Jane and Tyler Burton will be exhibiting large scale, figurative and abstract ceramic sculptural works at Axiom Contemporary Gallery in Santa Monica. Having, represented the artists individually, the gallery will be the premier West Coast venue for the Burtons' first joint show. Jason Kirk, Axiom's Managing Partner says, “Each of these figurative artist's unique works conveys a timeless and somewhat haunting quality, a quietude. We are thrilled to see this first collaboration into which the artists have overlaid new dimensions.”
Jane Burton's forms are reminiscent of the feminine connection to the ancient representations of the goddess; a shape starting small and rising into the fullness of her power and strength. Jane says “Many of my pieces are musings on womanhood, perceptions both personal and societal, inner strength and spirituality,”
Tyler Burton is best known for her life size ceramic and mixed media figures which emote an inner stillness and meditation. She is interested in creating the human form as an expression of the spiritual being that dwells within. Her sculptures address our belief systems and inner life. A recent series, ‘Bound By Beliefs”, reflects how our lives are constantly regulated by teachings ingrained in us since birth or imposed on us by the societies we live in. New work continues to explore how our whole existence is built upon what we believe and how a belief can be either limiting or empowering.
Canadian Composer Greg Samek has written an original score to accompany a collaborative Burton piece.