Sharon Butler's paradox

Sharon Butler's show just opened at Pocket Utopia.  Butler was interviewed by Thomas Miccelli for Hyperallergic. In response to Miccelli's question about his changing response to her work Butler responded...

making something look effortless isn’t always easy. But it’s worth trying to do well, if that’s not too much of a paradox. I guess what interests me are the metaphorical possibilities of lethargy, bad decisions, mistake-making, and turning things inside out as reflected in a painting. From these things, I reckon there is quite a bit to infer about not merely how we perceive the world but how we live in it.

Sharon Butler, “Egress” (2013). Pigment and silica binder, staples on laundered linen, 12 x 12 inches.

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