Tom Burckhardt’s Full Stop is a full-scale card board and black paint replica of an artist’s studio. Ten-feet high, 18-feet wide and 18-feet wide, the installation is filled with art historical references such as Jackson Pollock’s shoes, Jasper Johns’s Savarin can and Edward Hopper’s potbellied stove. Entering the installation, the viewer animates the space while experiencing an artist’s dilemma first-hand.
On view in the second gallery are Tom Burckhardt’s newest enamel on wood paintings. Building upon his signature blending of abstract patterning, Pop imagery and landscape references, these paintings introduce a new element: the human figure.
Full Stop the studio, will travel to DiverseWorks in Houston, TX from November 4 to December 17, 2005, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT from March to July 2006.