Invitation: “Sharon Butler: New Paintings” opens Friday, January 8, at Theodore:Art

UPDATE: The show has been extended through February 21, 2016. Images of the paintings on view are available here.

Big thanks to all the critics who have responded to the show:

Enrico Gomez, “Sharon Butler,” WagMag, February 10, 2016.
Patrick Neal, “Philosophical Paintings that Bare Their Process,” Hyperallergic, February 5, 2016.
Benjamin Riley, “The Critic’s Notebook,” The New Criterion, February 2, 2016.
Howard Halle, “Critic’s Picks: Sharon Butler,” Time Out New York, January 25, 2016.
Loren Munk, “Kick Off The Lower East Side, Williamsburg, Bushwick,” James Kalm Rough Cut, video, January 11, 2016.
Paul D’Agostino, “Unread This: Sharon Butler @ Theodore:Art,” Brooklyn Magazine, January 14, 2016.
Zach Seeger, “Sharon Butler at Theodore:Art,” GalleryEll. Web. Janaury 13, 2016.

Press release:

Moving from sublet to studio share to Yaddo and other residencies over several years, Butler has incorporated the migrational spatial experience of a contemporary painter into shifting imagery, material, and process, reflecting the transient and often tenuous existence of artists in New York.

Now settled into a permanent studio overlooking the Manhattan Bridge, Butler has moved her practice to a more fixed ground on which to build firm structures that investigate painting and its discontents more thoroughly. Accordingly, Butler has dispensed with earlier casual installation strategies, which transitional circumstances necessitated. Working on stretched canvas with oil paint, Butler has time to prime, to wonder, to revise. Time to watch paint dry.

Through her blog Two Coats of Paint, Butler has been connecting the dots of the larger conversation about contemporary painting, from temporary workspaces to the institutional canon. Butler teaches in the MFA programs at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Connecticut. She has lectured as a visiting critic at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Brown University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, and others.

56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: 212 9664324
Email: theodoreart@gmail.com

By subway: Take the L Train to Morgan, then exit at the mid-section of the train. 56 Bogart is the big industrial building across the street from the subway.

 Sharon Butler, Stanzer, 2015, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

For more images and information, please contact the gallery at theodoreart@gmail.com.

Related posts:
“New Social Situations” at Matteawan (2015)
“Gone Wrong” at Real Art Ways (2013)
“Precisionist Casual” at Pocket Utopia (2012)


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