TYLER BURTON

TYLER  BURTON

 

Résumé:

Selected Exhibitions
2013 “BODYworks,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2013 “Sisters – Sculpture by Jane and Tyler Burton,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012 Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
2012 ARTSD12, San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
2012 Four Seasons Westlake Gallery, Westlake, CA
2012 “Collections,” McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2011 “Paul Ecke and Tyler Burton,” William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2011 Venice Art Walk, Venice,
2011 Santa Monica Art Walk, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
2011 CANVAS Gallery, Malibu CA
2011 Susan Barrett Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 Wearing Burton McCall, Malibu CA
2010 Four Seasons Westlake Gallery, Westlake, CA
2010 “All Blue,” Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
2010 “Dreams,” Four Seasons Westlake Gallery, Westlake, CA
2009 Ink and Clay 35, Annual Juried Show, Jurors: Christy Johnson – AMOCA and Carolyn Peters – Laband Gallery Loyola-Marymount, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Gallery, Pomona, CA
2010 Susan Barrett Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 “Diversity in Clay,” American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2008 Ink and Clay 34, Annual Juried Show, Jurors: Darrel Couturier and Steven Greenfield – The Ruth Chandler Gallery and Kathleen Howe – Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007 “Combined Talents,” 22nd Annual Juried Show, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, FL
2007 “Ceramics: Works by Students, Faculty and Alumni,” Schomberg Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

Publications
500 RAKU Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique, Ray Hemachandra and Jim Romberg, LARK BOOKS, 2011.

Extended Workshops and Studies in Sculpture
Artist Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Peter Vandenburg, Santa Fe Clay
Frank Phillips, Advanced Ceramics Sculpture
David Simon, Figure Modeling Sculpture
Tony Marsh, Cara Moczygemba, Patrick Crabb, Steve Davis, Idyllwild Arts Center
John Toki, Sculpture
Jim Romberg, Raku
Steven Branfman, Patric Crabb, Jim Romberg, and Paul Soldner. AMOCA
Jim Kempes, Abiquiu, NM
Camilla Trujillo, Native American Traditional Sculpture, Abiquiu, NM

Education
Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara CA, BFA

Statement:

The concept of my recent work is about belief systems and how they affect us. Our lives our constantly regulated by belief systems ingrained in us since birth or imposed on us by the societies we live in, and our whole existence is built upon what we believe. Mystics have long since told us ‘it is done unto us as we believe.’

My current figurative series “Bound By Beliefs” looks at how cultures throughout the world are bound and limited by beliefs passed down through tradition. I have examined the injustices imposed on child brides in the world, and how little say or control they have in their lives. Other pieces in this series reflect on what we personally believe to be true and how a belief can either empower or limit us.

Using clay and wood as my primary sculptural materials, I add binding metals and burnt word to express this concept. Hundreds of copper nails pounded into the wood express hundreds of beliefs or as one piece is titled, "A Thousand Reasons."

Growing up in California, I know that my love of the outdoors, the ocean, the mountains and deserts have inspired and permeated my work. I enjoy spending hours on a beach looking at rocks, as well as taking Los Angeles alley walks collecting industrial castaways. I am inspired by hiking, cycling and yoga, African Tribal Art, simplified figures of early Mediterranean culture and the poets Rumi and Mary Oliver. I live in Southern California with my husband, 2 kids, a wolfhound and hedgehog.

Associated Exhibitions

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July 7 - November 8, 2016
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In the Gallery
August 28 - November 5, 2016
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HOT PICKS! by noted Landscape Architect VERA GATES
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February 20 - June 24, 2016
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25th Anniversary
August 29 - December 5, 2015
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VERNISSAGE 2015
Inaugural Exhibition in Glen Ellen
May 30 - August 23, 2015
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BODYworks
October 6 - December 22, 2013
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Sisters
Sculpture by Jane and Tyler Burton
January 26 - April 28, 2013
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