Jim Butler

"Sunkist", Oil, 68"x 78", 2000

Jim Butler makes paintings and sculptures distilling perception.
 
He received a BFA from The Rhode Island School Of Design and MFA from Indiana University. Although painting is a primary focus, consideration of the medium is malleable. Blown glass, sculptural flip-side of painting's coin, is a favorite material. His work wonders at the nature of what it is to make a thing.
 
If art records the history of the species and painting functions as the record of the hand,
it remains capable of authentic gesture despite challenges underpinning this logic.

Butler's recent work conjures concrete but untraceable spaces, stoked with psychology through individuation.
 
He lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Shoreham, Vt.
 

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