Hinge Gallery is pleased to announce its grand opening and inaugural exhibition on Thursday, July 14 2011 from 6 – 9 pm at 1955 West Chicago Avenue featuring solo exhibitions by Tom Burtonwood and Scott Ashley as well as a selection of gallery artists.
Tom Burtonwood’s exhibition Permutations examines color and shape through a formalistic approach to paper compositions and three-dimensional wall reliefs. “The geometric composition is conceptually equivalent to the source code one might use in a computer program or web site. An identical visual framework is deployed to create many variations through simple modulations of hue and saturation. Through a process of repetition and experimentation the phenomena of color is revealed to the viewer with many different outcomes (Patrick Lichty, Columbia College School of Media Arts.)”
Burtonwood was born in Manchester, (UK) in 1974. He received a BA Hons. in Fine Art from Loughborough University (UK) in 1997 and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2001. Recent exhibitions include NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL; MDW Fair, Chicago, IL; Gillock Gallery, Paris, France; NOISEfestival, Manchester, UK; The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; Fountain Studios, Brooklyn; Three Walls, Chicago. Burtonwood teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Scott Ashley examines the darker side of childhood and the domestic environment through installations, sculptures, and drawings. “I have taken common everyday objects and transformed them in a way that expresses the psychological, emotional and perceptual attachments we have with the objects that surround us. By re-contextualizing these familiar items the viewer is asked not to rely upon pre-determined definitions but is challenged to use their own personal experience to redefine the object and its meaning.”
Ashley received his BFA in printmaking and sculpture from the University of Washington. He received his MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. Recent exhibitions include Platform Gallery in Miami, Art Chicago, ARTMRKT in San Francisco, Julie Keyes Gallery in New York, Art on Track, Miami International Art Fair, and Aldo Castillo Contemporary.