"Hastily Drawn Approximations"

AIR Henry Burgos makes a wide range of work- paintings, drawings, sculpture and video whose narratives address daily interaction and relationships – people he comes across, nature/animals, urban architecture/landscape and how he navigates through this all.

The title, chosen by the artist, references an excerpt from the book “The Brain: The Story of You” by author David Eagle. The passage describes peoples tendency to only retain a small amount when presented with a visual subject- a painting, an object, etc. He reports that our minds leave out fine details of whatever it is we may be looking at and tend to only grasp a “hastily drawn approximation” -just enough for us to get an idea of what is in front of us. It is only when we take the time be totally present and assess this object or being, that we grasp the actuality of its existence. Burgos feels this idea is strongly connected to to human nature/the way in which culture has pressed us to instantly absorb and quickly interpret. There are a number of pieces in the show that appear incomplete and drawn in a hastily manner. However, this intentional approach provides a starting point but then asks the viewer to take a longer look to complete their interpretation.

In addition to paintings and drawings this exhibition will also include a pop up shop featuring items from the hand made clothing line Bulb&Arrow, where Burgos is founder and creative director. The brand translates Burgos's work in yet another way and he says was creatively conceived to “reflect faith in one self’s creative abilities and ideas, then shooting towards them as fiercely and focused as an archer. When you shoot towards your goals, you’re bound to hit something." 

Curated by: Melissa Starke 

All artwork featured is for sale through the gallery unless otherwise specified.  Order of images correspond with our price list available at gallery.  Please click on each image to enlarge.

 

Please email melissastarkeusu@gmail.com for pricing information & purchasing inquiries.

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1. Cruisin'

    62"x95"

    Spray Paint on Canvas

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2. Faithful Dead

    16"x12"

     Acrylic on Canvas

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3. SOLD

    En Rolos

    (From the Mi Barrio Series)

    30"x24"

    Acrylic on Canvas

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4. Abstract Gallo

    12"x12"

     Oil on Canvas

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5. Bound to               Hit Something

    12"x16"

    Oil on Canvas

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6. In the Rain

    30"x40"

    Acrylic & Pastel on     Canvas

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7. Poetry in Black Series 1-13

    (Featured in the book Poetry in Black     by Lawrence Jimenez)

    8"x11"

    Pen on Paper

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7. Poetry in Black Series 1-13

    (Featured in the book Poetry in Black     by Lawrence Jimenez)

    8"x11"

    Pen on Paper

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8. SOLD

    New York State of Mind

    36"x24"

    Acrylic on Canvas

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9. SOLD

    Disposable?

    30"x39"

    Acrylic & Pastel on Paper

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10. Paloma

      42"x48"

      Pastel & Acrylic on       Upcycled Fabric

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11. Paloma #2

      30"x24"

      Oil on Canvas

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12. Stuck (From the Mi       Barrio Series)

      18"x24"

      Pastel on Paper

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13. Cranium

      24"x18"

      Oil & Pastel

      on Canvas

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14. Come to Me, Please

      86"x74"

      Oil & Pastel on Canvas

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15. SOLD 

      Arneisha

      (From the Mi Barrio Series)

      36"x48"

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16. Don't Shoot the Messenger

      13"x17"

       Pencil on Paper

17. It's in My Blood

      13"x17"

       Pencil on Paper

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18. His Name's Dutch

      (From the Mi Barrio Series) 

      50"x40"

      Oil, Pastel, Spray Paint &           Charcoal on Canvas

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19. You Gotta Have Heart

      13"x17"

       Watercolor on Paper

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20. Los Gallos

      (From the Mi Barrio Series)

      36"x48"

      Oil on Canvas

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21. The Last Hive

      24"x18"

      Charcoal & Pastel       on Paper

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22. Tools of the Trade

       3"x3"x7"

       Casted Cement Spray        Paint Can

All artwork featured is for sale through the gallery unless otherwise specified.  Order of images correspond with our price list available upon request.  Please click on each image to enlarge.

 

Please email melissastarkeusu@gmail.com for pricing information & purchasing inquiries.

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