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 firstname.lastname@example.org