Aedas Presents are delighted to showcase the works of Tom Butler for a month long show!
Tom is fascinated by the human desire both to hide and to perform. His studio practice conspicuously conceals found images of people by incorporating personal symbols such as hair, hoods, mirrors and masks and in the process attempt to reveal aspects of imagined inner personalities. For example, the Victorian Cabinet Cards with gouache painting on the surface. He uses these portraits as psychological clotheshorses in which to create grotesque and sinister scenarios, enabling him to project thoughts, fears and anxieties in an immediate and direct way and often with a macabre sense of humour. The people in these portraits are part of a community, a subliminal citizenship of his imagination.
All pieces are for sale, please contact Kate Eagle or Charlie Levine for details:
Cartes de visite (smaller photographs): £182
Cabinet Cards (larger photographs): £260
Aedas Presents welcome you to visit Colmore Plaza to view Tom's work until Friday 18 November. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
Aedas Presents is supported by Arts Council England.
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