UPDATE: The first edition of the Good Morning Drawings book has sold out. I’m printing a second edition, so please contact Robert if you would like to reserve a copy.
Please join Robert Yoder and me on Thursday, April 20, 6-8 pm, and Sunday, April 23, in the afternoon, at his gallery, SEASON, for a solo exhibition of paintings based on the drawings I post each day on Instagram. While in the great Northwest, I’m looking forward to giving a presentation at Cornish College of the Arts, visiting a few studios, checking out some exhibitions, and releasing a new limited edition book project. Here are some details about the show from the press release:
SEASON is excited to present a solo show of recent oil paintings by Sharon Butler, available for viewing from through June 30 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
About the drawings that inspired this series of paintings:
“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
“Sharon Butler: Good Morning,” SEASON, 1222 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, Washington. Through June 30, 2017. For more information, contact Robert Yoder at (206) 679-0706.
“Sharon Butler: New Paintings” at Theodore:Art in Bushwick
Sharon Butler in “Slow Enhancers” at Platform, Seattle
Sharon Butler and Alison Manch at SEASON: “Squeeze Hard (Hold That Thought)”
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