Feb. 12, 2010 - April 12, 2011
Paul Butler casts the dining room in cool elegance for the winter months with his own iconic stamp. Based on collaged book pages where the artist has removed the focal points, cutting out figures, wildlife and perhaps text, leaving white silhouettes that, in some cases, expose the fluorescent tubes that illuminate the light boxes. As a result, the images suggest the depth of an expansive view while simultaneously collapsing that space to reveal the hardware that makes the partial illusion possible.
Paul Butler is a Winnipeg-based artist, curator and dealer with an interest in multidisciplinary, social and alternative pedagogical practices. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland and Sparwasser HQ, Berlin. His curatorial projects have included the works by Matthew Higgs, Mitzi Pederson, Harrell Fletcher, DearRaindrop and Guy Maddin.