Painting Off the Grid 

New York abstract painter and printmaker Richmond Burton took the road less traveled, creating a career path uniquely his own. With a bachelor of architecture degree firmly under his belt, he landed a draftsman's position at New York's internationally renowned architectural firm I. M. Pei & Partners. After two years with the company, Burton dropped off the grid, leaving the firm to pursue painting full time. The process of planning, designing and constructing that is inherent to architecture informs Burton's approach to painting. His early works are infused with hard-edged geometrical forms, and his later work has a more organic quality, but through it all, Burton returns again and again to the foundation of the grid. His solo show Parallels opens with a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 25, at the Philip Slein Gallery (4735 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-2617 or Parallels remains up through Saturday, March 2, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 25. Continues through March 2, 2013

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