Luke Burton’s practice works across different media, including sculpture, collage, drawing, and video, which are brought together in this solo exhibition. Filigree Endings examines the status and relevance of the decorative in contemporary art and society.
The exhibition will include a new body of work that develops the artist’s interest in how the decorative can be expressed through direct and subtle ways. Sculptures made from brass discs, clear acrylic bowls, floral fabric and tissue paper, described by the artist as ‘hanging baskets’, produce an interplay between modernist abstraction, domesticated craft and classical ornament.
In Burton’s recent videos he uses the architecture of urban landscape as a stage to perform estranged or intimate interactions with architectural flourish. He performs a series of repeated actions or gestures to explore Romantic artist positions, humour, and play as a form of dissidence. These actions are elicited rather than predetermined, through paying attention to particular sites or details, formal qualities and contexts.