Title: Over: Protestation Handkerchief
Gail Burton works with ephemeral materials, such as cigarette papers, tissues and paper napkins, to make drawings and paintings that emphasize the vulnerability of the artwork. Her work recurrently deploys a single word or short phrase – ‘psychic dregs’, fragments of news stories, government health warnings, and extracts of diaries (like bits of songs that got stuck in your head) co-exist and repeat. Rather than fade into the distance of historical detritus, these fragmentary moments are extricated and commemorated in her work.
Gail Burton is part of the collaborative live art project walkwalkwalk. Her drawings are documented on the blog http://matchboxrizla.blogspot.