Luke Butler will be participating in the Mills College Art Lecture Series. Organized each year in conjunction with the Studio Art MFA program and the Department of Art and Visual Culture, the series allows students and faculty to invite contemporary artists and scholars to campus in order to gain greater perspective on current ideas and practices in the contemporary art world.
Bulter’s work is a continuing investigation into the peculiar reality of popular culture. Inherently disposable, it is all but inseparable from our lives, and is a genuine point of connection with other people. Butler’s work borrows its universal language and bends it toward subjectivity- to anxiety, masculinity, mortality, and a lifelong fascination with the figures that tell the stories.
Luke Butler was born in San Francisco and grew up in New York City. He attended the Cooper Union School of Art and the California College of the Arts. He has had solo exhibitions at 2nd Floor Projects and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, “Approximately Infinite Universe” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, “Now What?” at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and “The Times” at the Flag Foundation in New York City. Luke Butler is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 13, at 7pm
Danforth Lecture Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA 94611