Responsive Image
                                                                                    Saturday Surrealist Head Dump - Barry Gordon
Barry Gordon's art is characterized by the use of vibrant colors and whimsical forms that grow out of recognizable human, floral or animal shapes. The tone is often humorous and the message frequently one of social satire or political commentary. Speaking of his own work, Gordon says, "I try to achieve a kind of musical counterpoint between color, design, composition, optical abstraction and fantasy." His works contain representations and permutations of musicians and music making; biologic and organic forms; social institutions and social relationships.

His drawings and paintings center around three broad categories: perceptions of self or others; social relations between self and society, between couples and within small groups; epics and concepts. Gordon's imagery provides a broad repertoire for the viewer's mind to draw on from his/her own experiential base to impressionistically develop his/her own conceptual/visceral "holistic perception" of a scene, a feeling an experience. What follows is an instantaneous recognition not necessarily analytically or consciously understood--ending in a reflexive interactive smile derived from the pleasure of the journey. 

Visit Barry Gordon's website.   

February 4 - 24, 2022. Opening Reception February 4, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center
1100 W Clark Ave
Burbank, CA 91506
818.238.5397 | cacmail@burbankca.gov