John Burtle

November 16 through December 21, 2013

Michael Benevento

7578 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Get directions


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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