Edwin Burdis’ second solo exhibition at Max Wigram Gallery opens tonight and continues the artist’s exploration into the relationship between sound, image and physical presence. Inhabiting the gallery space will be a new series of painted works with robustly accentuated figures and heightened symbolic forms. The poet Heather Phillipson has written a new text in response to these paintings, which has in turn inspired Burdis’ new sound work – available throughout the exhibition on vinyl record. This creative association links narrative and visual imagery with sound, resulting in an operatic tension through which the paintings are elevated to the role of protagonist and the exhibition becomes a complex orchestration.
MegaDairyPigFarm continues until the 29 September at
Max Wigram Gallery
106 New Bond Street
London, W1S 1DN