Todd Bura: Misfits

MISFITS
New work by Todd Bura
April 3 – May 4, 2008

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Triple Base Gallery is pleased to present Misfits, an exhibition of new work by San Francisco based artist Todd Bura. This will be Bura’s second solo show at the gallery. Misfits will include works on paper, works on canvas, and sculpture. However, Bura’s inventive material combinations simultaneously collapse and assert traditional definitions of these categories. This provocative exhibition emphasizes the artist’s search for an end to his fascination with painted and drawn images.

While some of the works’ surfaces bear few marks, others are completely covered. One image brings to mind a face while another seems to reference only itself. Bura manipulates a medium on paper or canvas and then alters its meaning once again in the gallery space, creating an installation out of the individual works. Bura’s considered process is indicative of the human impulse to make connections and create order from what is random. When grouped together these varied images “allow a subtle chain of effects to echo and punctuate one another, calling one another, saying how either nothing or everything is accidental.”

Dinner Lecture Series event featuring guest lecturer Kenneth Baker (art critic,San Francisco Chronicle) in conjunction with this exhibition will take place in a satellite Mission loft space on Friday, April 11th.

Todd Bura’s work will also be featured in a coinciding group show Form +curated by Lawrence Rinder (Dean of California College of the Arts) at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco from March 13 – May 3, 2008.

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