January 2–February 15, 2014 Reception: Thursday, January 9, 5 - 7:30 PM
Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present a new series of paintings by New York-based artist Tom Burckhardt. This new series is a continuation of artistic concerns first addressed by Burckhardt in his 2007-08 series Slump, where he fabricated canvases out of cardboard and plastic resin. In his Cast Paintings, he casts a “canvas,” as well as its supports, in plastic, including the stretcher bars on the back of the piece. However, before revealing this, he hangs the works on a wall as if they were legitimate paintings. This new series of pieces addresses the concept of a false beginning, with the paintings' support envisioned as faux sculpture. The premise is that doubt is embedded in the very physical material of the work, engaging the artist's ongoing interest in the absurdist techniques of 20th century Modernism.
Tom Burckhardt lives and works in New York. He is a graduate of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and State University of New York, Purchase. Recent solo exhibitions include Tibor de Nagy Gallery and Caren Golden Fine Art, both New York; Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including, The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; The City Museum, Aalst, Belgium; The Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, SC; The Tang, Saratoga Springs, NY; and The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO. Burckhardt has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant (1997, 2005), a Guggenheim Foundation Grant (2009), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2011), a NYFA Grant (1996), and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Grant (1992). His work has been featured in publications, including, Arforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Village Voice, and The Boston Globe. This is the artist’s second exhibition with Gregory Lind.