John Burtle

November 16 through December 21, 2013

Michael Benevento

7578 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Get directions

(323) 874-6400


The work in John Burtle’s first solo show at Michael Benevento gallery includes mostly paintings, but all of these come off the frame: canvas draped over its support or un-stretched found linen with frames and images affixed to its front, or petals of dried acrylic assembled, not painted, on top of a round canvas. The imagery is retro — a strawberry painting feels very 1980s and the purple petal painting recalls a shag rug — which makes the show feel classic even while it’s iconoclastic, which seems to have been at least part of Burtle’s goal.

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