Guess What?!: with Paul Butler

This Thursday May 19th, Paul will be at the White House to discuss his overall practice – collage party, reverse pedagogy residencies, and his participation with nuit blanch this fall.

Paul Butler’s art is not defined by medium, nor is his practice primarily studio based. Since 1998 he has hosted the internationally renowned Collage Party, a travelling experimental studio he devised as a forum for ideas, inspiration, and connections with a wide range of participants. Dozens of these events have been held across North America and Europe in public museums, commercial galleries, schools, and non-profit art centre…s. The informal sharing of ideas experienced at Collage Parties led to Butler’s subsequent interest in alternative pedagogies. In 2008 he organized the residency Reverse Pedagogy at The Banff Centre.

The creative and conceptual basis of Paul Butler’s work encompasses hosting the Collage Party and directing The Other Gallery – a nomadic commercial gallery focused on overlooked artists’ practices, established in 2001. Butler has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto; White Columns, New York; and Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland. Currently, He has a solo exhibition at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects. This June, he will debut The Collage Party Pavilion in the group exhibition “My Winnipeg” at La Maison Rouge in Paris.

Doors at 6pm

Lecture starts at 6:30
Limited seating, so come early.
Refreshments will be served.

Guess What?! 2011 is curated by Xenia Benivolski and Vanessa Rieger.
For the Guess What 2011 overall lecture program, click here.

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