Luke Butler

Luke Butler

Artist Statement

For the edition I am making a group of thirty-five drawings of the items in my “archive” as well as a comprehensive, printed checklist, which will include a small image and a brief description of each of the objects. Once complete, the documentation will be permanently broken up. Each box will get one drawing, and one copy of the checklist that links it to the larger group. The drawings tell a highly subjective story, to which the checklist lends an objective, institutional voice. I think it should contrast with the authority of Steven and his archive in a manner that is both poignant and absurd.

Biography

Luke Butler was born in 1971 in San Francisco, where he lives and works. In 2008, Butler received his MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He has had solo exhibitions at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2012); Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles (2010); and 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco (2008). His work has been included in the Orange County Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2010); Now WHAT?, Norton Museum, West Palm Beach (2010); Lost Horizon, Exile, Berlin (2010); and Summer Reading, Invisible Exports, New York (2009).