Contributed by Sharon Butler / And now, a shameless plug for my show at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut, which is up through November 29, 2012. Visually, my new work is rooted in the world nearby — specifically, the idiosyncratic HVAC structures, cement-mixing machines, jerry-built sheds, and improvised building additions that surround my Bushwick studio. A minimalist sensibility resists serial rigor and jettisons the notion that you can get everything right. For me, the most interesting stories are about things gone wrong.
Stay tuned for details about 117G, a small artists book about Bushwick that I’m making to accompany the exhibition. It should be available in the Two Coats Bookshop before the end of October.
Sharon Butler: Gone Wrong,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT. Through November 29, 2012.