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"Alice Burton: 4 Abstract Women Artists"
2002-12-30 until 2003-03-14
Galerie Im Neuen Kranzler Eck
Canadian artist Alice Burton exhibits in Berlin this winter as part of 4 Abstract Women Artists at the Galerie Im Neuen Kranzler Eck. This exhibition is made up of mixed media works on canvas and paper. The show opened with a vernissage on 5 December and runs to 28 February 2003. The gallery is at Kurfürstendamm, 21, in Berlin.
In addition to the Berlin show, Alice is currently exhibiting at the Regional Palace, Andalucía and her works will move to the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville before travelling on to Madrid and Barcelona. The three-city tour runs until February 2003 and is organized by the Ministry of Culture in Spain.
Alice Burton's paintings, as described by curator Ming Tiampo, are about memory and discovery, like layers of pattern, colour, smell, taste and light wafting back in fragments when recalling an adventure into the unknown. Neither narrative nor completely abstract, they conjure up the experience of travel… There is a strong emphasis on colour, texture, line and composition in her work. After spending a part of her childhood in the Maritimes and the West Indies she developed a love of travel. Like many artists her work has been enriched by these experiences. She combines knowledge of art history, which tends to be a Western interpretation, with the artistic expression of other non-western cultures that is rich in iconography, pattern and textures.
Alice Burton is an Honours Fine Art graduate, majoring in painting and drawing, from York University. She's pursued independent studies with Canadian artists Ronald Bloore and Claude Breeze and workshops with American artists Eric Fischl and Susan Rothenberg. Burton regularly exhibits at various Toronto galleries and has had major exhibitions of her work in New York City. See www.aliceburton.com.