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Fine Arts Faculty Sharon Butler to Open Solo Show

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Sharon Butler: New Paintings


September 7—October 7, 2018 | Opening Reception: September 7, 2018, 6—9 PM

56 Bogart Street

Brooklyn, NY

Theodore:Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Sharon Butler.

Butler just spent a month at Yaddo, and used the time to, among other things, ruminate and transform ideas developed in her daily Good Morning Drawings, her digital sketches uploaded to Instagram. The Good Morning Drawings reflect the peripatetic experience of a contemporary painter with a complex life—teaching, traveling, parenting, working. In her Dumbo studio, Butler stops to digest the actions and surroundings of her days as depicted in the Good Morning Drawings, to build firm structures that investigate painting and its discontents more thoroughly in the context of a complex and chaotic world.

A painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an influential art blog, an artists residency and other initiatives. The blog has been sponsored by numerous arts organizations including Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation. In 2015 and 2018, Sharon was a resident at Yaddo, and she was also the inaugural artist-in-residence at Counterproof Press.  She has shown work at NADA New York, Pulse Miami, and SEASON (Seattle). Her 2016 painting exhibition at Theodore:Art in Bushwick was selected as a Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York. Butler is New-York based, and, thanks to the generosity of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, maintains a studio in Brooklyn, under the Manhattan Bridge. She is affiliated with the New York Academy of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Parsons, The New School.
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