Jeff Burton: a new series of portrait photographs taken from a brief exchange with a young male hustler. This is the first exhibition that the artist will devote entirely to portraiture.
For his fifth solo exhibition in New York, Jeff Burton will present 'Kevin,' a new series of portrait photographs taken from a brief exchange with a young male hustler.
This is the first exhibition that the artist will devote entirely to portraiture. Burton's previous shows have explored the cultural and sexual landscape of southern California through his involvement in Hollywood's adult film industry. The photographs portray elements of both voyeurism and anonymity.
In contrast to Burton's earlier work, 'Kevin' demonstrates a shift in focus by the artist where we are presented with eight photographs recording an individual's performance. Burton's own significant history within the adult film industry contributes to the powerful images of 'Kevin' that unfold. The artist's approach to photographing this character communicates the tension of a highly private moment that developed publicly in a crowded New Orleans bar. 'Kevin' offers himself in a spontaneous performative act. The resulting photographs demonstrate an intimate moment shared between photographer and model making this Burton's boldest work to date.
Jeff Burton has had solo exhibitions at Sadie Coles HQ, London, U.K.; Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France; and Taka Ishii, Tokyo, Japan. He has recently participated in group exhibitions at; Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; 'Roma, Roma, Roma,' a project by Gavin Brown, Toby Webster, and Franco Noero, Rome, Italy; 'The Americans - New Art,' Barbican Gallery, London, U.K.; 'Fourth International Biennial at SITE Santa Fe,' New Mexico; Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Iishoj, Denmark; and 'Photography: an expanded view, recent acquisitions,' Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.
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