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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's Like Shit and Flowers - Show Pics

Here are some pics for those who weren't able to make it out to our exhibition in Philly last Friday.









Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's Like Shit and Flowers Dec 5, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015



Butter Projects is headed to Philadelphia...

"It's Like Shit and Flowers" is part of an exchange with Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA), whose members premiered their work in "Writing Lessons" earlier this year. 

Alison Wong and John Charnota will be opening their collaborative exhibition “It’s Like Shit and Flowers” at Grizzly Grizzly, this Friday, December 5, with an opening reception from 6-10pm.
The exhibition will evolve half way through the run of the exhibition and will be on view through Saturday, January 31, 2015.

“It’s Like Shit and Flowers” combines contrasting concepts to seek an appreciation for both, while commenting on the futile attempts we take to mask one with the other. The exhibition explores themes such as beauty and decay, love and loss, the authentic and the constructed.


For full press release and more information visit Grizzly Grizzly HERE

Monday, September 29, 2014

Writing Lessons: Oct 3 - Nov 7, 2014


Butter Projects is pleased to be starting off the exhibition season with an exchange with our friends from the Philadelphia-based curatorial collective, Grizzly Grizzly!

Writing Lessons is a group exhibition inspired by a set of instructions found in the textbook, Manual of Fundamentals in the Teaching of Handwriting in the Public Schools, published in 1918. In the book, author, Tom Sawyier instructs students through the finer points of cursive penmanship using cryptic directions such as this one, for writing the letter "A":
 Around-up-down-up; around down; roll-pull; 1-2.

Intrigued by the concept of using words to describe the making of words (and the multiplicity of meanings created by that effort), members of Philadelphia-based curatorial collective Grizzly Grizzly offer a group exhibition of works related to text and the kinesthetic and visual relationship of the mind and hand.  

Writing Lessons features works both by members of Grizzly Grizzly and artists who have exhibited with Grizzly Grizzly in the past; it includes work on paper, painting, sculpture, audio, and video.  

ARTISTS: Ruth Scott Blackson, Casey Droege, Talia Greene, Michael Konrad, Cindy Stockton Moore, Mary Smull, Mike Richison, Christopher Powell, Josh Weiss, and Margo Wolowiec.

Please join us this Friday, October 3, from 7-11pm for the opening reception and meet Grizzly Grizzly member Mary Smull, along with participating artists, Mike Richison and Christopher Powell, who will be in attendance.

Writing Lessons will be on display through November 7, 2014. During the run of the exhibition, Butter will be open Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm with additional hours by appointment.

This exhibition is part of and exchange between Grizzly Grizzly and Butter Projects, who will be exhibiting in Philadelphia December 5, 2014 –Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summer Sale Closing Party


Friday, September 5, 7-10pm

Don't miss out, there are still lots of great items left and all purchases support exhibition programming. Join us for an evening of music, drinks, and special deals!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BUTTER SUMMER SALE - July 18-Sept5, 2014


Butter Projects is hosting a special sale with hundreds of items from art supplies, knick-knacks, housewares, and more generously donated by local artists. These items have been used to create custom works of art, interactive installations, and unique displays throughout the gallery.

Everything is priced to sell and available for purchase on a first come basis with all proceeds going to benefit future exhibitions and programming at Butter Projects.

The Butter Summer Sale will be open Fridays from 1-5 pm and Saturdays from 1-3 pm with additional hours by appointment through September 5, 2014.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Exhibition Extended


BINDING (The Secret Sayers)
will be on display through June 22, 2014

Regular Hours:
Fridays: 1-5pm
Saturdays: 1-3pm

*LAST DAY*
and book release
Sunday, June 22, 2-6pm


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BINDING (The Secret Sayers) May 2 - June 22



BUTTER projects is excited to bring together two artists, Brooklyn, NY based, Loren Erdrich and Oakland, CA based, Bunnie Reiss for a collaborative exhibition, titled “Binding (The Secret Sayers)” which opens Friday, May 2nd with an opening reception from 7-10pm. The exhibition runs through June 22, 2014.

The two mixed media artists met five years ago during a residency at the Vermont Studio Center where they made a connection through their shared philosophy and practice. Coming from varied approaches, Erdrich and Reiss are both avid makers whose work is woven together through threads of magic and mysticism. Over the past month, Reiss relocated to Brooklyn on an ad-hoc residency to work side by side with Erdrich in preparation for this exhibition.

“Binding (The Secret Sayers)” will feature both collaborative installations and independent works that were created in dialogue with each other. Drawing lies at the foundation of Erdrich and Reiss’s process. It is this first mark, this first line that runs along the surface of the page, charged with their own stories, that binds them together. The strength of this magical bond, comes to a pinnacle in their large scale installation which showcases a two headed coyote emerging from the ground, symbolizing the power of a third entity created from two joined forces.

During the run of the exhibition, Butter Projects will hold open hours Friday from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm. Additional hours can be made by appointment, to schedule, email butter.projects@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Closing Reception: April 18, 7-10pm



LAST CHANCE TO VIEW
"HERE TO THERE - EAR TO EAR"

WORK BY:
JILL GALARNEAU
KATY LLOYD
JONATHAN RAJEWSKI

JOIN US FOR THE CLOSING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, FROM 7-10 PM
WITH LIVE DJ SET

Saturday, March 8, 2014

HERE TO THERE - EAR TO EAR: Friday, March 14, 2014


JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH FROM 7-10PM

Here to There - Ear to Ear explores various approaches in abstraction with an emphasis on line and color. Working with a diverse range of materials and techniques, the artists in the exhibition all share a playful sensibility that is sure to bring a smile to your face!

FEATURED ARTISTS:

JILL GALARNEAU
KATY LLOYD
JONATHAN RAJEWSKI


On display through April 18, 2014. During the run of the exhibition, Butter will be open Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm. Additional hours by appointment.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CLOSING RECEPTION, NOV 22


PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CLOSING PARTY
THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, FROM 7-11PM

DJ: JOHN CHARNOTA
LIVE MUSIC: JOHN KRAUTNER
JULIE BENJAMIN + STEVE SHAW

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

RANGE


EXHIBITION OPENS OCTOBER 25, 7-10PM

“RANGE” features various approaches to landscape photography with an emphasis on strong horizon lines. The artists in the exhibition allow us to enter the spaces represented in their work and lead us to imagine the expanse beyond the frame. 

Featuring work by: MILLEE TIBBS + MATT GIEL
KYOHEI ABE, MONICA BREEN, RYAN DEBOLSKI, THEA AUGUSTINA ECK, JESSICA HARVEY, SCOTT HOCKING, MARISSA JEZAK, ALEKSEY KONDRATYEV, CASSIE LOPEZ, ED PANAR, DANIEL RIBAR, and CHRIS SCHNEIDER



On display through November 22, 2013. During the run of the exhibition, Butter will be open Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm. Additional hours by appointment.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FRIDAY AUGUST 30

THIS FRIDAY - AUGUST 30TH FROM 7-10PM

BUTTER PROJECTS:
Last chance to see the exhibition
"muslin . charcoal . brick . sticks . rope . paint"
See what artists Laura Beyer, Brittany Ann Campbell, Andy Krieger, Sarah Lapinski, Ash Nowak, and Bailey Scieszka created work given these specific materials.

BUTTER PRESS:
Butter Projects launches Butter Press! Join us to celebrate and check out the first of many publications which serves as both a catalogue and extension of the exhibition with contributing writer, Maia Asshaq.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

muslin.charcoal.brick.sticks.rope.paint


BUTTER projects presents:

muslin . charcoal . brick . sticks . rope . paint

Butter Projects provided six artists with the items listed in the exhibition title. Given these materials and some loose parameters, they were invited to create a work of art in the gallery. Working with set restrictions and possibly unfamiliar media, presents an interesting challenge with an endless range of outcomes. Join us for the opening reception and see what they came up with!


FRIDAY, JULY 26 FROM 7-10PM 

On display through August 30, 2013 with a closing reception at 7pm. During the run of the exhibition, Butter will be open Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm. Additional hours by appointment.

citydrift / DETROIT








Butter Projects is participating in citydrift / Detroit this weekend.
Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21, 2013

Check out our BUTTERING RAM! 
We'll be in the yard just across from Kunsthalle Detroit on
Friday, July 19 from 9-11pm & Saturday, July 20 from 1-3pm

Butter Projects invites drifters to join us to make some noise in Detroit. Step right up for your turn at the Buttering Ram to smash discarded material that will be collected and transformed for use in various artworks on display at Kunsthalle Detroit. All participants will have an opportunity to contribute to a collaborative installation.

Monday, February 4, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB 8 - i like you and i together


BUTTER projects is getting in the mood for love this February.

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION 
FRIDAY, FEB 8TH FROM 7-10PM

Passion drives both love and art, producing an intimate bond whether with an artist and their work or between lovers. “I Like You and I Together” invites artist couples to display their works, side by side, investigating how a close relationship between two people might affect the work they're creating. Through art and love, we connect through shared influences and experiences as well as the differences that draw us to each other.

On display through March 16, 2013. During the run of the exhibition, Butter will be open Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm. Additional hours can be made by appointment.