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Life Bearings – Georgia Scherman Projects

Gallery Exhibition
Life Bearings: Carly Butler, Hyang Cho, Elsa Mora, Vessna Perunovich and Anila Rubiku
Curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora
September 9 — October 5, 2016

Calms are usually only of a temporary nature (left, diptych -detail), 2015, 15 x 22 inches unframed each, blind letterpress, archival Magnani Revere paper, edition of 3 (2 APs)

Reviewing Stress and Tension (detail), 2016, dimensions variable, resin, string

The merest of clues and intuition must be mustered, 2016, 36 x 48 inches, drywall compound, gesso, ink and graphite on canvas

General Considerations on Anchoring I, 2016, 30 x 60 inches, drywall compound, gesso, ink and graphite on canvas


Upcoming: Georgia Scherman Projects

Thrilled to be included in ‘Life Bearings’ at Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto this September.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8pm

Life Bearings: Vessna Perunovich, Anila Rubiku, Elsa Mora, Hyang Cho and Carly Butler

Curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora

September 9 – October 15, 2016

Upcoming exhibition: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Very excited to be showing several works at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s upcoming exhibition ‘Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey Exhibition opening June 25, 2016.

Works will include the ongoing video piece Anywhere Else and the Index Error series of sextant photos:

Index Error1

Index Error1

Index Error 2

Index Error 2

Index Error III

Index Error III



Halifax, April 12, 2016—Following a call to submissions and juried process, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has revealed the list of artists selected for its upcoming Terroir: a Nova Scotia Survey exhibition, opening on June 25, 2016.

From the Latin “terre,” meaning land, terroir is defined as the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology, and climate of a certain place express in certain agricultural products, most notably wine. Loosely translated, terroir is a “sense of place,” and the exhibition seeks to ambitiously unearth and celebrate the unique flavor of Nova Scotian’s very own terroir.

The one-of-a-kind art competition engaged artists across the province by inviting the submission of works in a diversity of artistic mediums, with no demographic or age restrictions. The process will culminate in showcasing contemporary works by the 29 selected artists—acclaimed and emerging—and provide the public with an opportunity to engage with Nova Scotia’s rich visual culture.

The selection panel consisted of David Diviney, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Bruce Johnson, Independent Curator, and Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

The list of 29 selected artists:

Wayne Boucher
Mark Bovey
Carly Butler
Matthew Collins
Melanie Colosimo
Frances Dorsey
Denise Dumas
Margarita Fainshtein
Steve Farmer
Lorraine Field
Angela Glanzmann
Ursula Johnson
Laura Kenney
Janice Leonard
Anne Macmillan
John Macnab
Dawn MacNutt
Sarah Maloney
John Mathews
Ben Mosher
Jaye Ouellette
Susan Paterson
Amanda Rhodenizer
Steven Rhude
Kent Senecal
David Stephens
Susan Tooke
Christopher Webb
Charley Young

2015 recap

The year kicked off with a solo exhibition at Julie M Gallery – The Captain Knew Too Well Where He Was

julie m exhibition installation

View more installation shots here.

Julie M Invite

Participated in the IOTA pop up gallery in Halifax.

August/September: Went to the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale New York as the recipient of their first parent residency grant.  Completed several new series of letterpress works:

26cbutler2015CalmsAreUsuallyOnlyofaTemporaryNature(detail) 27cbutler2015Depressionshoweverdonotnormallypassinsuchshorttimes(detail)

See more works on the WSW blog:

October – performed The Weather Maidens at Nocturne Art at Night with Arianne Pollet-Brannen:

28cbutler2015 The Weather Maidens

And to round out the year…showed work at the Toronto Art Fair with Julie M Gallery:


art toronto booth 2015