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Georgia Scherman Gallery, Toronto
September 9 – October 5, 2016
http://www.georgiascherman.com/GSP%202016%20Exhibitions/Life_Bearings/Life_Bearings_MAIN.html

ArtYard, New Jersey
December 10th, 2016 – March 5th, 2017
http://artyard.org/project/bedlam-and-balance/

“Drawing on her experiences living in the West Coast, Carly Butler’s work looks at themes of physical and psychological survival. “Certain mistakes are of frequent occurrence” is a truly striking work of resin that takes the form of an anchor and suspends in mid air. When met by the suns rays from the overhead skylight, it appears illusory. A sense of longing is established for something or someone to swoop down, grab hold of us, and assume the weight that often feels too heavy to bear.”  Read full review here.

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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