Installation views from BURPEE GARDEN REVISITED, at Greg Kucera Gallery
March 6 - March 28, 2008


BURPEE GARDEN REVISITED
exhibition at Greg Kucera Gallery

March 6 - March 28, 2008


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Description of 2008 Greg Kucera Gallery Exhibition
In 1973, following the spectacular success of his first exhibition of the Burpee Garden series of paintings at Seattle's Polly Friedlander Gallery, Alden Mason visited New York at the invitation of Chuck Close. Close, a former student of Mason, encouraged him to install a number of his Burpee Garden paintings in Close's SoHo studio in the hopes of finding a dealer in New York. Notably, Close arranged for the maverick art dealer Allan Stone to view Mason's work.

Seeing the paintings Mason installed in Close's studio, Stone agreed to buy all of them and to represent Mason's work in New York. Two of the paintings illustrated here are among those works Stone acquired and held for the last thirty-five years. We are pleased to present them for the first time in Seattle. In addition, we will show several Burpee Garden paintings and watercolors for resale from local private collections.

In Seattle, Mason was represented by Greg Kucera Gallery from 1983 to 1996. He is currently showing work made since the 1980s at Foster/White Gallery, where he has been represented since 2003. Foster/White now represents Alden Mason's estate.



Work from the BURPEE GARDEN SERIES, from Greg Kucera Gallery


RED JUMPER, 1976
Oil on canvas
50 x 45 inches
SOLD


OCTOBER BURPEE
Oil on canvas
50 x 60 inches
SOLD


LUCKY GREEN, 1974
Oil on canvas
70 x 82
SOLD


BROWN BINGO, 1976
Oil on canvas
70 x 82 inches
SOLD


DANDELION DAY, 1973
Oil on canvas
70 x 85 inches
SOLD


GOLDEN BURPEE (BURPEE GARDEN SERIES), 1973
Oil on canvas
70 x 85 inches
SOLD


RAINBOW ROCKER (BURPEE GARDEN SERIES), 1973
Oil on canvas
80 x 90 inches
SOLD


BLUE ACCENT , 1976
Oil on canvas
31 x 24 inches
SOLD


SKY DRIFTER, 1976
Oil on canvas
36 x 40 inches
SOLD


BLUE PAPAYA, 1976
Oil on canvas
82 x 70 inches
SOLD


BURPEE SURPRISE PACKAGE, 1972
Oil on canvas
70 x 85 inches
SOLD


BURPEE JUMP
Oil on canvas
20 x 20.5 inches
SOLD


LANDSCAPE FOR A BLUE JAY, 1972
Oil on canvas
26 x 36 inches
SOLD


RED SURPRISE
Oil on canvas
SOLD


BROWN BLUSHER, 1975
Oil on canvas
82 x 70 inches
SOLD


BLUE AND RED COLLISION, 1972
Oil on canvas
56 x 74 inches
SOLD


BROWN SHIMMY, 1976
Oil on canvas
25.5 x 30.5 inches
SOLD


YELLOW BURPEE, 1973
Oil on canvas
15 x 21 inches
SOLD


SKY SPREADER, 1975
Oil on canvas
82 x 70 inches
SOLD


FICKLE YELLOW, 1975
Oil on canvas
70 x 82 inches
SOLD