Burgess Modern + Contemporary is proud to announce its participation in Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2022 art fair with “Modern to Post-Contemporary”, a curated exhibition where a multigenerational divide is purposefully clear, and all historical and contemporary lineages are unequivocally honored.
“Modern to Contemporary” pays homage to the integrity of Art History, by celebrating the Modern Master’s like Picasso and Miro, while spotlighting the leading voices of Contemporary Artists, like Alex Katz and Jedd Novatt.
Within “Modern to Post-Contemporary” are early 1960 linocuts by Modern Master, Pablo Picasso, selections often accredited to the ‘later works of the final years’ that are undoubtedly and fundamentally different from the 2022 kaleidoscopic patterns of resin-encapsulated razorblades, drug paraphernalia, and pop culture icons by Contemporary Duo, Miss Bugs.
Works with black and hard-edged definitions and gestural attributes by leading Surrealist, Joan Miro are harmoniously contrasted by the unapologetic and canonical symbolisms of American painter, David Salle’s sophisticated satire, jest, and ambiguity. The minimalistic floral compositions of 94-year-old Alex Katz from the newly released Flowers Portfolio become instant botanical icons with their heavily weighted negative spaces around bold and bright florals like Dogwoods, Peonies, Tulips, and Azaleas, which avowedly complement Jedd Novatt’s stoic bronze and steel sculptures which speak volumes of balance and space – both artists exploring new dimensions defined through the negative expanses between physical. Gabriel Delgado’s linguistically dominate drawings of conceptually solvable mathematical equations of contemporary topics volley off the seemingly robust but inheritably delicate craftsmanship of glass artist, Alex Gabriel Bernstein.
Lisa Burgess, Owner of Burgess Modern + Contemporary states, “Art History is a continued course of study, appreciation, and scholarly approach. Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso will always be internationally recognized as Modern Masters, while Alex Katz, almost a centenarian, is still creating his legacy… Contemporaries Jedd Novatt and David Salle are names forever cemented in Art History, while artists like Miss Bugs, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, and Gabriel Delgado are following in the footsteps of these giants.”