The Man Behind the Eight Ball

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Paint on wood
23.5 x 29.75 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Most of Burnside's works incorporate a group of independent but related forms, each with heavy outlines, dot patterns, and bright colors against a solid background. Generally included in the composition are numerous mask-like faces. The Man Behind the Eight Ball includes letters of the alphabet turned into a network of strange glyphs (with an exclamation point added).