2013: A blank canvas
December 31, 2012
article posted by: Sharon Butler on http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com
From the press release:
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present “Precisionist Casual,” a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sharon Butler. The exhibition will feature Butler’s stapled, washed canvases, unstretched yet arranged on stretchers.
to read the rest of the article at its origin at twocoatsofpaint.com, click HERE.
The question of stretchers
Ever since I began my abstract work, and even as I was moving away from the tendency toward representation, I was questioning the stretcher bar structure that holds a piece of canvas. It seemed an oddity to me, a boundary. Being introduced to Artist Sam Gilliam’s work last summer was a revelation for me. A questioning of the stretcher bar that eliminated it entirely. This article is about Sharon Butler’s work, and how she questions the stretcher. She doesn’t get rid of it entirely, but brings attention to it.