Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5th, 2 – 6pm
Remarks at 4pm
Dennis Burton (1933-2013) An Exhibition Commemorating His Six Decade-Long Career
On July 9, 2013, Canada lost an important Canadian artist: Dennis Burton. Painter. educator, musician, wordsmith, Burton, played an integral role in a very exciting period of Canadian cultural history, – Toronto’s vibrant and expanding Art Scene during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Embracing the ideas and freedom of visual and painterly expression, Burton was part of “a group of eclectic and innovative Toronto artists, whose rebellious nature and exuberance was expressed in making art that challenged current paradigms.
Burton’s passion for painting, his dedication to contemporary art practices and his dissatisfaction with the status quo of art education led to his involvement with alternative post seconary art institutions, forming with Robert Hedrick, The New School of Art and later founding Arts'Sake Inc, The Institute for Visual Art with colleagues Graham Coughtry, Diane Pugen ,Gordon Rayner, Robert Markle Robert Hedrick, Ross Mendes, David Bolduc, Paul Sloggett, and others .
An exhibition celebrating Dennis Burton’s painting, will be held on in Toronto, Saturday Oct 5th -30th at the Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow St
Opening: 2-6pm, reception.
During the opening Saturday Oct 5th, friends and colleagues are invited to gather at 4pm and share their remembrances of him