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Thursday, 14 October 2021 to Saturday, 16 October 2021
Thursday, 14 October 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for FREEFORM-1, a live painting event and exhibition of work by artist Ainsley Burrows. Over the course of three days, Burrows will create a new, large-scale work in a live open-studio event. Also on view will be three paintings by Burrows: Saint Notorious I, Satisfy My Soul, Minotaur, and Burning and Looting. The first works exemplify his signature method, Raktism, while the third is an expressive abstract painting. Masking and social distancing will be expected inside the venue.

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Ainsley Burrows (b. 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica; based in Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores untold stories and unspoken emotions. He is a painter, poet, musician, and performer, and his different creative pursuits influence each other. Raised in Jamaica, Burrows paints with his upbringing in the foreground, referencing the lessons and stories, historical figures and events that shaped his perspective.

Burrows’ practice mainly uses two methodologies: NeoChaos and Raktism. The former is characterized by expressive gestures and lines, and deep, passionate swathes of color. With it, he explores the reverberations of a history that continues to affect him, showing how the past is alive and how we must make its legacy visible. Raktism is defined by sharp, boundary-creating lines and visual echoes. It is an exploration of the fourth dimension and an attempt to understand the unknowable through systems of control. The flow of lines—sometimes connecting, sometimes separating—represent the many streams of sudden, painful, and historic phenomena; highways of time.

Burrows has had solo exhibitions at 33 Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY; and Camaje, New York, NY; and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. He has participated in group exhibitions at Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and 3rd Eye Sol-lation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and has an upcoming group exhibition at The Harper Museum, Detroit, MI. His work is included in several private collections including those of Hill Harper, Wayee Chu, Lisane Basquiat, Jeanine and Herve Heriveaux, and Andre and Joia Perry.

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198a Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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