HDI Exhibition pick: “Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting” Guggenheim New York
The “Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting” has been on our NYC Exhibition pick list and we finally made it to the Guggenheim before the exhibit closes on January 6th, 2016. Burri (1915-1995) started his career in the 1950’s in Rome and New York and he was fascinated with the materiality of his works. It is no surprise then that he chose to title his works on the name of the substance used to make the piece of art or the method used to create the desired effect. Burri was quoted that whatever he found to work with “must function as a surface, material and idea.” In the mid-1950s, Burri introduced charred wood into his burlap works, followed by scrap iron sheets fixed onto the wood, as well as colored and transparent sheets of plastic, in the 1970s he began his “cracked” paintings. Burri’s work is complex and beautiful and this major retrospective at the Guggenheim showcases his work on a grand and comprehensive scale.
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