Fugue State: Drawings by Tricia Butski

Oct 05 - Nov 02, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Art Gallery at GCC

One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 585-343-0055 ext. 6490

Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Art Gallery at GCC

One College Road
Batavia, NY 14020

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Roz Steiner Art Gallery
Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Art Gallery at GCC

Local Artist Tricia Butski's large scale figural drawings rendered in charcoal, both alluring and grotesque, will be on display at Roz Steiner Art Gallery. 

Lecture will be October 12th at 12:30pm

Receptions will be October 12th at 1-2pm & 5-7pm

Tricia Butski is a fine artist and educator living and working in Buffalo, NY. Butski is trained in traditional drawing and oil painting. She is currently a Resident Artist at Buffalo Arts Studio and an Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Fredonia and Erie Community College, teaching foundationl courses in drawing, painting, and 2D design. Through drawings rendered in charcoal and ink, Butski’s recent work examines issues related to memory by exploring its limitations and aestheticizing the instability inherent in portraiture. By challenging the boundaries between representation and abstraction, and questioning the relationship between fluctuation and constancy, the works become entangled and distorted, mirroring the viewer’s innate desire for clarity and their proclivity for drawing meaning out of partiality. The work becomes fragmented through a conceptual procedure that corresponds to the experience of forgetting the semblance of the face, the body, and the subject.