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Roberto Matta: On the Edge of a Dream

February 15, 2018

Roberto Matta is considered the last great Surrealist painter and the bridge between 20th Century Masters and the Abstract Expressionist Movement. On Thursday, February 15th, Lisa Burgess opened Matta: On the Edge of a Dream, a genuinely extraordinary retrospective featuring original works, sculpture, and graphics from one of the most important artists of our time. With over 60 works, it is the most significant Matta exhibition held in a museum or gallery since Chile’s Centennial exhibition in 2011 and acts as a prelude to the Hermitage Museum’s one-man show opening later this year. In fact, the Hermitage requested the loan of 9 paintings in her curated exhibition.


Marcus Jansen: Merchants of Babylon

July 25, 2019

Merchants of Babylon explores a new collection of work from Marcus Jansen, the so-called “cartographer of conflict”.  His socially critical paintings weave tales of a world in turmoil and isolation, threat, war, surveillance, and greed in competition with innocence, hope, and humanity.  Jansen’s artistic roots took ground in New York’s graffiti scene, but years in Germany infused his work with the influence of Expressionists, especially through his brushstroke and use of color.  Today, Jansen is recognized as one of the most important American painters of his generation, with work in numerous museums, public and private collections.  

Kármán Line Monotypes

Jedd Novatt : Kármán Line is a new series of large-scale unique works on paper by internationally acclaimed artist Jedd Novatt.

"Kármán Line monotypes solidify integral conjectures of atmospheric and altitudinal dimensions maneuvering beyond the ocular to a more astomatous reality."

 *Published by Burgess Modern + Contemporary, and printed at Thumbprint Editions, London.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Feb 24 - Mar 14, 2021

Burgess Modern + Contemporary Presents: “Kármán Line & Beyond” at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary | Art Wynwood 2021 Art Fair. 

Burgess Modern & Contemporary found curatorial inspiration from Jedd Novatt's Kármán Line monotype series title, moving beyond visual and conceptual boundaries.


In selecting works of Andy Warhol, Jedd Novatt, Roberto Matta, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, and Hunt Slonem, Burgess Modern + Contemporary allows the viewer to academically establish a cumulative curatorial concept with artists as diverse as Hunt Slonem and Roy Lichtenstein. 


By aligning new insights on these selected artists that are distilled from both constructed and discovered layers, Burgess Modern + Contemporary's presentation discovers that replications and repetitions become meditative exercise in the ephemeral, while other deliberate mark-making bypasses aesthetics for functional reconfigurations in compositional purity.


Kármán Line & Beyond gives reason for academic dissertations across genres, movements, decades, and artistic compositions.