New York City—Baang and Burne Contemporary is pleased to present Everyday, an art event showcasing the recent works of New York artist Charlie Grosso and Los Angeles artist Todd Squires. Everyday is the second in a series of Baang and Burne’s signature one-night-only art events where artists and collectors are invited to attend small intimate gatherings where they have the chance to not only personally meet and talk with the artists, but to slip on a pair of white cotton art handling gloves and actually hold, touch, and admire works of art up close.
The work in Everyday highlights how what is normally considered common place can become the unexpected or even extraordinary. In both of these artists’ work, the familiar is transformed and infused with both drama and mystery; the final result is imagery that is both haunting and beautiful. In Squires’ mixed-media paintings, single, crushed objects are blended into monochromatic panels of intricately sprayed or blown paint which makes them appear to be fossils of the urban landscape. These ordinary, discarded objects such as burned-out light bulbs are transformed into dramatic and remarkably beautiful compositions...(read more)