California sculptors Jane Burton and Tyler Burton will debut their collaborative exhibition titled “BURTON 2 BURTON, TWO SISTERS VOICES” at the Jorge Mendez Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 6 to 9pm in the gallery. The show will remain until December 2017.
Both artists’ works are significantly influenced by the countless patterns, textures and colors of nature and reveal their reverence for the power and quietude found there. Jane and Tyler will exhibit several solo works each.
Tyler Burton grew up in California and has a strong love of the outdoors, the ocean, the mountains and deserts, all of which has inspired and permeated her work. She enjoys spending hours on a beach looking at rocks, as well as taking alley walks in Los Angeles collecting industrial castaways. She is inspired by hiking, cycling and yoga as well as African tribal art, simplified figures of early Mediterranean culture and the poets Rumi and Mary Oliver. Tyler lives in Southern California, her works have been exhibited throughout the west coast from Seattle to San Diego.
Jane Burton graduated from U.C. Davis in the early ‘70s with a BFA, continued on with graduate school and a career in Graphic Design. It was 20 years later that her passion for ceramics and pit firing ignited, inspired by a trip to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico where she took a Native American pottery class. Burton is currently creating large ceramic sculptures ranging in height from two to 20 feet, and exploring the relationships between vessels and the energy they contain. The forms are reminiscent of the feminine connection to the ancient representations of the goddess; a shape starting small and rising into the fullness of her power and strength.