Luke Burton: Becoming Sweet New Styles
Exhibition: 2 March – 14 April 2018
For his second solo show at the gallery, Luke Burton will present a new body of work that explores his ongoing interest in how symbolism operates across decorative visual culture, and how the psychological concept of ambivalence plays out across aesthetic and political spheres. The title of the exhibition references a phrase from poet Lisa Roberton’s book The Men, and suggests an exploration into the elusiveness of style and taste, as well as into a form of maleness and masculinity that is conflicted: archetypal, idealised but also estranged from itself.
* Title taken from an extract in Lisa Robertson’s book The Men, Enitharmon Press, 2014