The Art on Burton
The Art on Burton examined the profound role of art and design on the culture of snowboarding.
Snowboarding’s imagery and products have consistently re-enforced its position as an outsider sport. These artists - and the creative teams at a company like Burton - are driving this sport and its significant sector of pop culture. There are few other examples where fine artists’ work reaches the public so directly and prolifically. Burton itself is a Vermont story about snow, art, design, a dream, and the success of a company, a sport and a culture.
Artists and Designers:
"The Pokies Art on Burton” exhibition may not be a comprehensive display of Burton art, but it certainly shows a slice of the freedom of expression that Burton graphics represent. - Burlington Free Press
Although now more readily accepted by the mainstream, snowboarding began as a counter-culture phenomenon, and the design associated with it was youth-oriented and cutting-edge. - HandEye Magazine
"We really wanted to take a look at visual artists who have work outside of designing snowboards." - Press Republican
The snowboarding revolution of the 1980s and ’90s brought new thinking, new style and a new culture to the mountain, but it also gave visual artists a practical, public canvas. - Stowe Reporter