Sharon Butler: Studio Visit

Sharon Butler, Studio view (photo: Paul Behnke)
Sharon Butler, Studio view (photo: Paul Behnke)

Paul Behnke photoblogs a studio visit with painter Sharon Butler.

Behnke writes that in Butler's work "a mental and technical exactness are displayed as an idea is explored with a deft layering of forms and line that shows the maker's mind at work. This rigor is very often contrasted with the impulsive way the work is presented - often on un-stretched linen, pinned to the wall, or with supporting stretchers partially exposed. The result is painting that often combines the frankness and intellect of the Conceptual, with the fragility, pictorial inventiveness, and longing of the Modern."