Season is excited to present a solo show of recent oil paintings by sharon Butler, Available for viewing from April 1 to June 30 with an Opening reception on Sunday April 23, 2-5, 2017.
“In March 2016 I began making digital drawings and posting them on Instagram each morning. I had planned to continue the ritual for one month and then use the images for a book project, but I find that, more than a year later, I’m still drawing and posting them each day. Initially, they were inspired by the common artists’ practice of showing images of paintings to one another by phone. I wanted to make original work that was actually intended to be seen exclusively on the phone, and practically could not be seen in any other way. I make the drawings directly in a phone app, using simple geometric shape tools. Sharing them on Instagram creates a layer of confusion. “How big are these? What is the medium? Where can I see them?” are questions viewers often ask. “On the phone,” I always tell them. “They are made on the phone, to be seen on the phone.” Sharon Butler