Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Burtonwood and Holmes present PRODUCT placement a site specific installation

Burtonwood and Holmes present PRODUCT placement a site specific installation
Originally uploaded by burtonwood + holmes.

Open Studio, Page Brothers Building, 177 N. State St., Chicago, IL, 60602
Public reception Friday 18th August 5 - 8 pm. Installation continues through August 25th.

These photos are from the opening night, thank you to all who came and a big thanx to everyone who contributed time and effort on this project.

Monday, August 14, 2006


PRODUCT placement

Burtonwood and Holmes present PRODUCT placement a site specific installation

Open Studio, Page Brothers Building, 177 N. State St., Chicago, IL, 60602

Public reception Friday 18th August 5 - 8 pm

Installation continues through August 25th

Press clippings

Link to Skyline article pub. 08/10/06.

Link to New City article pub. 08/08/06.

Work in progress, Open Studio, 177 N. State, Chicago, IL

The popular program that allows the public to watch artists while they create
continues with Burtonwood and Holmes, whose site-specific installation, PRODUCT
Placement, will examine war, commerce and their connection, and will include
a 3/4-size military tank. They will work in the Open Studio August 1 - 25 on
Mondays  - Fridays, noon - 6 pm.  The Open Studio is located in the
vacant storefront in the Page Brothers Building, 177 N. State Street.  Presented
by the Public Art Program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the
Open Studio Program invites selected artists to work in the space in a series
of month-long residencies. More......

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Burtonwood and Holmes: 18th Evanston Art Center Biennial 2006

Dear all,

Been a while since we posted. Been a wee bit busy. Need a robot to post our blogs for me i reckon. Holly and I will have work in the 18th Evanston Art Center Biennial from May 28th thru July 9th. The Evanston Art Center is located at 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Thanx to all who came out to check out the installation @ Around the Coyote in February. Since then we've shown new work at the Nova Art Fair (now Bridge Art Fair) at the City Suites Hotel in Chicago. We had two pieces in the GARDENfresh room, one of which sold (the tank) the other needs a home (the plane).

Both these works are part of the new series we're rolling out using the junk mail and marketing detritus RE-printed on rag paper in conjunction with some old fashioned painting. Some sculptures waiting in the wings too.

The fair was awesome (i'm Operations Director for the fair, so i would say that wouldn't i?, but nevertheless for our first hotel fair i'd say we did pretty good. Holly and I also contributed a piece to the Gallery 37 benefit auction @ the April MixArt event @ the James Hotel also in Chicago. The piece was in a similar vein to our new work, a b-52 overlayed over a spread for Travel and Leisure Magazine (event sponsors), and an orientalist image inserted top left.

Watch this space for news of upcoming shows at the University of St. Francis in Joliet and possible sculpture project downtown Chicago.

Monday, April 17, 2006


Originally uploaded by burtonwood + holmes.

Mixed Media, 26" x 44", 2006

For sale 04/20/06 @ The James Hotel, Chicago. With a goal to broadly support the Chicago art community, the hotel management wishes to have this "Travel+Leisure" exhibition to operate as a silent auction and have chosen Gallery 37 as their beneficiary.

ALSO we're showing @ Nova Art Fair with GARDENfresh images will be posted soon.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

THe Negative Horizon

.......Images from our recent installation The Negative Horizon now posted online at our new and improved website and also on our flickr site. Take a look at this plus our other archived projects and let us know what you think,


+ on our flickr page


Best wishes

Burtonwood & Holmes
{tom burtonwood + holly holmes}

website: http://www.burtonwoodandholmes.com

Military Space * Bunker Archeology * War & Mercantilism * Zero Growth * Logistics * Commerce & Flux * War Culture * Technical Surprise * War Economy * Tactics & Strategy * Technical Enigma * Total War * The A-national Military Class * Ultimate Weapons * Deterrence * Instantaneous Destruction * Eisenhower * Transpolitics & Duration * Speed & Politics * Dromology * The End of Politics * Nuclear Monarchy * The Economy of Destiny * Nuclear Power and the Return of the Sacred * The militarization of science * The art of technology or the end of art

Source: Paul Virilio & Sylvere Lotringer, Pure War 1997 edition published by Semiotext(e), New York

Thursday, February 09, 2006

New installation @ Around the Coyote

We're showing a new installation in Wicker Park next weekend at the ATC winter festival. It's a total environment piece that blasts the viewer from all angles. The walls, ceiling and floor are plastered in junk mail. Situated amongst the venerable Dominicks, Osco, Walgreens, Menards, CVS and others we'll present our signature paintings and sculpture. An added bonus: if you haven't already collected your tax forms we'll have 1040's on hand all weekend. Hope 2 C U there.

Our installation is located in the Northwest Tower building, 9th fl. @ 1608 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more info http://www.aroundthecoyote.org

Fri 6pm - 10pm
Sat 11am - 10pm
Sun 11am - 6pm

If you can't make it check out our new website, we'll post images from the installation soon but for now it's got all our recent work plus many of our archive pieces. http://www.burtonwoodandholmes.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

T45 Frigate

T45 Frigate
Originally uploaded by burtonwood + holmes.