“Clouds are drifting across the moon
Cats are prowling on their beat
Spring’s a girl from the streets at night
Dirty old town
Dirty old town”
Triple Base Gallery is pleased to present “ROMANCE” a show of recent paintings by Todd Bura. The body of work on display continues his investigation in the formal and personal aspects of painting. Bura’s concern with the state of a painting when viewed, and how the viewer develops the pictorial space, is exemplified in what he calls a “noticeable turn”. The painting remains as a placeholder for giving up and endless searching.
Todd Bura has been included in exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (2009 & 2011), Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles (2007), Triple Base, San Francisco, CA (2008 & 2009), Headlands Center for the Arts, “Front + Center” (curated by Kimberly Johansson), Sausalito, CA (2009); Meridian Gallery “Form +” (curated by Larry Rinder), San Francisco, CA (2008); Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark (2007); Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2002) and Visual Arts Gallery (curated by Haim Steinbach), New York, NY (2001). Bura received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts, NY in 2002 and will earn his MFA from UC Irvine in 2012. His work is in the permanent collection of the Berkeley Art Museum and has been reviewed in Frieze, Artweek, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian and Shotgun Review.