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Burton Rein

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Birthplace
Minnesota

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Website

Tags
abstract

Statement

 

Statement

I am fascinated by the repeating curvilinear patterns that abound in nature - from the coiled trajectories of sub-atomic particles, to spinning tornadoes and whirling hurricanes, to all those spectacular spiral galaxies pinwheeling through space. My abstractions are rooted in these sorts of observations.

I begin by painting various circular patterns, often slanted or distorted, onto separate rectilinear-shaped wood panels or “fragments.”  To me, these pattern distortions create a sense of space and sweeping motion.  Wet into wet paint application and directional brush strokes enhance the sense of flow, circulation, and movement within each piece.

Finally, I re-assemble these fragments, like pieces of a puzzle, and bolt them together to form a whole rectangular-shaped or square-shaped composition - setting up reverberations, harmonies, and contrasts among the parts. Although the patterns echo one another, they remain disparate and don’t match up. The fragments fit and don’t fit together at the same time.             

 

RESUMÈ

 

EDUCATION:  Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, California, B.F.A., 1985

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2010

Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

 TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013


"Hale Arts Space Presents Danielle Shenise and Burton Rein,"  Hale Arts Space, Santa Monica, CA  

2011

“Near and Far,” College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2012

 “An Open Show,” Café Cultural, Los Angeles, CA

Annual Benefit Auction,” Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

“27th Annual International Exhibition,” Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX

"Landscapes II," Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

“National Art Premiere 2012,” Elmhurst Artist’s Guild Gallery, Elmhurst, IL

“Out There,” Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

“Spring Obsession Competition,” Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA

“Midland Arts Association Spring Show 2012,” Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX

"Gem," Los Angeles Art Association fundraiser, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

“National Orange Show,” 2012 Juried Art Exhibition, Events Center Gallery,

San Bernardino, CA

2011

“Repetition, Repetition, Repetition,” Gallery 117, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, NM

Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project and Tour (various cities)

"22nd Annual Juried Show," The Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

"Deep," Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

"Energy," Hotel Hadley Studios, Siler City, NC

"26th Tallahassee International Exhibition," Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

Flag Stop 2011,” OCCCA Pod, South Bay Lexus, Torrance, CA

"Gem," Los Angeles Art Association fundraiser, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2010

"Southern California Open Regional Exhibit (SCORE)," Valley Institute of Visual Art, Sherman Oaks, CA

"8th National Juried Art Exhibition," Rome Art Coterie, Rome, GA

"Revisiting Beauty," Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA -

Juried by Peter Frank, Senior Curator at Riverside Art Museum.

"Gateway to Imagination," Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM

"Work for a New Decade,” Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

"23rd September Competition," Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

"2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery - Juried by Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA, and Ali Subotnick, Curator at Hammer Museum

"7th Annual International Juried Exhibition," Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

"WeHo@25," Temporary Gallery, West Hollywood, CA - Juried by Howard Fox, Curator Emeritus of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2009

"Off the Wall," Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA "Geometric Sequence," Caladan Gallaery, online juried exhibition

"7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition," Upstream People Gallery

"Buy the Running Foot," Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA "Holiday Art Exhibition," Asto Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS

“Midland Arts Association Spring Show 2012,” Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX – Best of Show award

“National Art Premiere 2012,” Elmhurst Artist’s Guild Gallery, Elmhurst, IL,  – First place award

“Repetition, Repetition, Repetition,” 2011, Gallery 117, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, NM - First place award

"8th National Juried Art Exhibition," 2010, Rome Art Coterie, Rome, GA Second place award

PUBLICATIONS

Featured Artist, Direct Art Magazine, September 2011, Vol 18, pp. 10&11

Featured Artist, ARTEFUSE.com, online article, February 22, 2012

Featured Artist, New Art Now, online gallery, 2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) - Current.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) - Current.

  

Recent Exhibits

Burton Rein participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 Hale Arts Space Presents
Hale Arts Space
 
Jan, 2013 Doing Pennants: A group show of artist-made flags organized by Paul W. Evans
Fifth Floor
 
Jun, 2012 Out There 2012
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
 
Apr, 2012 "GEM" a one-night only fundraiser
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
 
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