Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to announce an exhibition of new bronze sculptures by Deborah Butterfield.
Please join us for the artist's reception on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30pm.
In the main gallery, the artist will present three large standing horse figures. Each monumental form is drawn and assembled from sticks and found wood and then cast as a unique bronze sculpture. Their imposing presence addresses the breadth of experience found in both subject and medium: the variety of abstract line and muscular/skeletal recognition found within the equestrian form and in the different trees from which the artist makes them. Butterfield's studios in Montana and Hawaii are on land shared with horses, and surrounded by the bounty of towering trees. In this new group of works, she addresses the coexistence of trees and horses, partnering witnesses in the evolution of human society.
A group of small bronze horse sculptures will be on view in the second gallery space. These three very different works are expert studies with lines drawn in 3-dimensional space where abstract forms play with recognizable forms from nature.
This, her tenth exhibition since 1987, marks over 25 years of representation by the gallery. Butterfield's sculptures are represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern art, the Denver art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art, among other noted museums.
EXHIBITION DATES EXTENDED on view through June 29