Like his relationship to the viewer which is preconceived distortions, Burdin obfuscates any conformability of the familiar as avoidance to the static and mundane leaving his creations critically and psychologically challenging, long past the last note of exhibitions end. Burdin’s stealth routing between fact and fiction feels both deliberate and sincere. He leaves you with no choice but to succumb to his trip, which appears as a very abstract and subversive concerto. Once you’re in or locked out the door – sometimes you just cant get in – the adventure begins.
For this exclusive bi-coastal exhibition, a first in the history of contemporary art, Burdin will simultaneously exhibit in two separate spaces, large scale pencil drawings, stenciled paintings, textile works, sculpture and two video pieces. Both, world premier video works have never been screened since their conception. One, a very early Desert Mix episode, A le UNK Autopsy (1999), events a vague subversion correlating the absurd faux-reality UFO/alien television hoax with notions of contemporary art hierarchy, and the underground existence where Burdin primarily records and produces.
The center piece of the exhibition involves an installation/performance which can be viewed in the Los Angles location where Burdin has never had a solo show -This bi-coastal event keeps that track record – untainted. In claustrophobic display, the ghostly structure JUNK TOMB CRYPTOS VII IV VIII -VII IV IX (2009) , surreally houses the lore and legends appropriately blanketed in dust.
The exhibition will be on view over a two month period beginning Sunday March 1st, where it launches in Los Angles and tremors next to the New York sector, grand opening Friday March 6, with all venues closing May 1st .