3D-printed sculptures in plaster with inkjet ink and cyanoacrylate
4 x 2 x 1 3/8 in.
An inevitable condition of life in New York City is constant change. Only a few years ago, if you wanted to visit Fuse Works in the space where our multiples were exhibited—a warehouse space we shared with Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—you would have climbed a worn set of brick stairs. In the last days of the gallery’s lease, Tom Burtonwood scanned the stairs and reproduced them in a color 3D printed edition. The result, a miniature that is somewhat glossier than the original, has the appearance of an architectural detail trapped in amber. Signed and numbered.
Tom Burtonwood was born in Manchester, (UK) in 1974. He received a BA Hons. in Fine Art from Loughborough University (UK) in 1997 and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2001. Recent exhibitions include The Chicago Cultural Center; Sidecar Gallery, Hammond, IN; the residence of the British Consulate, Chicago; Abryant Gallery, Chicago; Hinge Gallery, Chicago; NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL; MDW Fair, Chicago, IL; Gillock Gallery, Paris, France; NOISEfestival, Manchester, UK; The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; Fountain Studios, Brooklyn; Three Walls, Chicago. Burtonwood teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is co-founder of WHAT IT IS, exhibition and project space in Oak Park, IL where he resides.