Geometric drawing

Sharon Butler, 43157 (2022). Inkjet and pencil. 9 x 8.5 in.

For the past year or so I’ve been working on a series of large-scale abstract paintings that feature multiple panels, joined through images that incorporate a grid structure and geometric shapes. In many ways the paintings recall the realism and sturdiness of Minimalism, but I like to think that my idiosyncratic approach, working between digital and traditional media, adds a sense of optimism and wit. The work on view during Dumbo Open Studios will include a painting and some of the interim sketches and inkjet prints used to translate the digital drawings, made in a phone app, to canvas. I’ve always worked easily between traditional media and digital tools, but I’ve never found an output method as satisfying to make (or look at) as paint on canvas.

Also on view: I’ve invited Jennifer Baahng to curate “Output,” an exhibition of work on paper.

Bio: I've been represented by Jennifer Baahng Gallery, 79 Madison Ave., NYC since 2022. My exhibitions have been written about in numerous publications, including The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, artcritical, The New Criterion, Time Out New York, Tussle, and New York Magazine. Please visit my website for links and more info.