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Matt Burton, New Jersey

Gwenn Seemel
Matt Burton
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches

It’s interesting to juxtapose this portrait of the owner of the MT Burton Gallery with these portraits of gallery owners from the beginning of my career. In 2003, the portraits were part of a strategy to be taken seriously by people who I thought might be able to make me a professional. In 2016, the point is to make a friend. 

For more about the making of this piece, watch this vlog. This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer is a sweet and funny description of Matt’s world that includes a bit about me as well.