Burton Machen along with Invisible-Exports will debut his ‘Portraits Project’ series on January 15th.
On display will be three portraits inspired by ‘street art’ and ‘urban decay’. ‘Portraits Project’ stems from his ‘Urban Evolution’ series that documents what is often referred to as ‘urban decay’, yet artist Burton Machen finds the evolution to be the actual art and inspiration.
The idea of watching the urban evolution process on a profile of Machen’s choosing finally struck the artist as the next logical step after years of photographing images found on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Paris, and San Francisco. The idea to post images of political figures, celebrities, friends, and personalities of his own choosing, inspired the ‘Portraits Project’. Watching these images evolve, and the reaction they would solicit added another dimension to the documentation of the evolution process; time, the elements, artists and passersby help create the collage effect by collaborating unwittingly.
Saturday, January 15th, ‘The New Old’, a group show featuring photographs by Burton Machen, Yorgo Alexopoulos, and Stephen Gill opens at Invisible-Exports, a gallery dedicated to superior conceptual work.
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