Born: 1939 (Greensboro, AL)
Died: 1989 (New York, NY)

Like many artists during the 60s, Scott Burton challenged traditional notions of art, creating a new context in which art and real life intermingle seamlessly by encompassing all forms of creative expression, from short poems and plays to criticism and performance. Focusing on the assertive simplicity of the elements of daily life, Burton's career took off in the 70s with performances using sculpted furniture as props. These pieces — all related to the structure and shape of the human figure — became characters in their own right. Thus, from out of the context of staged domesticity, Burton furniture artwork was born. The Albion gallery pays tribute to this provocative phase in his career by focusing on his work from the 1970s and 1980s. Merging clean, spare, minimalist lines with varied materials such as granite, wood, bronze, plaster, copper, marble, mother-of-pearl, stone, lava or steel, his objects are designed to stimulate emotion, memories and individual reflections on the components of everyday life.