After receiving an MFA in painting from CalArts in 1989, Jeff Burton began a career as a stills photographer on the sets of adult movies. Untitled (K.C.) demonstrates Burton?s careful attention to the compositional possibilities of the pornographic scene. In K.C., as with much of Burton?s work, bodies hold more than the promise of sex ? they offer the opportunity to reinvest in the urgent pleasure of looking. While genres collide and attentions wander, Burton?s work advocates for a desire that reaches beyond the proscribed boundaries of sex into the landscape of the everyday.
Jeff Burton lives in Los Angeles. He has had numerous solo shows in the U.S., Japan and Europe. His work has also been included in many group exhibitions, including Beau Monde/Site Santa Fe 4th International Biennial (2001), curated by Dave Hickey, and Stills: Emerging Photography in the 1990s (Walker Art Center, 1997). Burton?s photographs are collected in three monographs: Untitled (Composite Press/Hougado Corp., 1998), Dreamland (powerHouse Books, 2001), and The Other Place (Twin Palms Publishers, 2005), which includes an essay by Bruce Hainley. He is represented by Casey Kaplan, New York and Sadie Coles HQ, London.