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Kathy Butterly + Vincent Fecteau in conversation with Dan Nadel

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sep 25

Wed, Sep 25 2019, 7:30PM - 9PM

Nahl Hall | 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94618 View map

Kathy Butterly + Vincent Fecteau artwork_Events_NP

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CCA Ceramics Program + Viola Frey Endowed Lecture Series + Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts

Event description

About Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly (b. 1963, Amityville, NY) has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. She is currently the subject of a monographic exhibition at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis (July 14-December 29, 2019).

Her works are in the permanent collections of institutions including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the de Young Museum.

In addition, Butterly has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant (2017), a Guggenheim Fellowship Award (2014), a Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award (2012), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2011), and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2009). Butterly received her BFA at Moore College of Art before earning an MFA at the University of California, Davis. 

She lives and works in New York.

About Vincent Fecteau

Vincent Fecteau's sculptures twist, turn, and fold in on themselves. They have a maze- or knot-like structure that the artist builds up slowly, adding and removing layers over time. They manage to fuse together oppositional forces and appear calm yet agitated, exposed but also secretive, fully formed but still formless.

Nearly always abstract—although occasionally incorporating found photographs—Fecteau’s work succeeds when it defies description and recognition. His objects are puzzles and yet still seem organic and even inevitable. Never working from drawings or from pre-established intentions, the artist searches for ways to anchor the abstract nature of art into a material form—with intuition, desire, and impulse as his driving forces.

This exhibition, his first in the Bay Area in over 15 years, features an entirely new body of work.

Vincent Fecteau (b. 1969, Islip, NY) lives and works in San Francisco.

Photo caption:
On left, Kathy Butterly, Offshore, 2019. Clay, glaze. 5 1/4  x 6 1/4 x 7 inches. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery. Photography by Alan Weiner, courtesy of Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis.

Entry details

Free and open to the public