Centennial Concert Hall Lobby
The Collage Party Pavilion is an interactive, sculpture designed to accommodate The Collage Party – a nomadic, collective studio where Winnipeg artist Paul Butler invites the public to collage along side each other in a social setting. Since 1997, The Collage Party has travelled all over Canada, the United States and Europe and has been staged in a range of venues including museums, universities, elementary schools, galleries, department stores and centres for artists with mental and physical disabilities. Conceived by Butler and designed by Craig Alun Smith, the Collage Party Pavilion is equipped with everything required for the production and exhibition of collage. For the New Music Festival, Butler will provide vintage record sleeves along with a spectrum of magazines for participants to create fantasy album covers from. Considered multi-disciplinary, Paul Butler’s practice is focused around community, collaboration and artist-run activity. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland; and La Maison Rouge, Paris.
Contribution to (Re)Imagining Regionalism
(Re)imaging Regionalism seeks to examine the Regionalist movement in London during the 1960s – which was predominantly characterized by Greg Curnoe and Jack Chambers – in a new light. As a major event in London’s cultural history, Regionalism is often celebrated as a galvanizing force for the city’s creative sector. It focused attention on what it means to make art in a specific time and place.
A full list of contributors to (Re)imagining Regionalism is as follows: D. M. R. Bentley, Paul Butler, Joel Faflak, Robert Fones, Sky Glabush, Sky Goodden, Jason Hallows, Patrick Howlett, Madeline Lennon, Lucy Lippard, Patrick Mahon, Jason McLean, Robert McKaskell, Kim Neudorf, Judith Rodger and Ross Woodman.
The Collage Party 2
with Artist and Curator Paul Butler
September 5 – October 4, 2014
Close out your summer with Creative Growth and join us for a reprisal of 2007’s The Collage Party…The Collage Party 2! In the spirit of creative exchange and community, the very event that brought together practicing artists, non-professionals, and everyone in between makes an encore performance as the finale to our 40th anniversary exhibition series.
Orchestrating this creative ‘sanctuary’ for the second time at Creative Growth, Winnipeg artist and curator Paul Butler returns for a weeklong event featuring a constantly rotating group of artists. Come partake in this collective ‘cut-and-paste’ that not only brings elements together in a physical sense, but also blends people—untrained, self-taught, and contemporary artists alike—in one big social mesh of creativity.
For more information, visit here.
Fantasy Art Now
Swimmers Group Toronto Canada
21.59 x 13.97 x .635 cm.
Utopia is unsettling. Equality will never exist but, as great humans, we can try sometimes, or think about occasionally it after work. Are ideas a commodity? We think so. What if ideas were free? Letting go of authorship is renewing a sense of freedom, encouraged by spiritual practitioners. It feels good.
This anthology gives away ideas that aren’t being used by people who think of ideas all the time. Everything within this book is public domain. You are encouraged, if you have the desire and resources, to pursue any of the ideas presented here.
Edited by Sebastian Frye and Jay Issac.
Julian Hou & Tiziana La Melia
CN Tower Liquidation
Life of a Craphead
Paul Butler Still Active
April 17 – May 29, 2014
Untitled, 2014, 14 ½” × 14 ½”, Collage
Photo : Annik MH De Carufel – Le Devoir
Un party de collage
Article on exhibition at the Musee d’Art Contemporain du Montreal in Le Devoir.
February 7, 2014
Upcoming exhibitions at both Division Gallery and Musee d’art Contemporain Montreal were listed as must-sees in this week’s edition of Canadian Art online.
Solo exhibition at Galerie Division, Montreal QC.
Vernissage Saturday February 1, 2014 2-5 pm.
Collages: Gesture and Fragments
Group show including: Paul Butler, Thomas Corriveau, Louis-Philippe Côté, David Elliott, Luanne Martineau, Hajra Waheed, Trevor Mahovsky and Rhonda Wheppler
Curated by Lesley Johnstone
Musee d’Art Contemporain Montreal.
February 6 – April 20, 2014