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Sketchbook 1 (2007) By Sharon L. Butler
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2011//Created to accompany a 2011 exhibition at TowerBrook Art Project in New York, Sketchbook 1 (2007) comprises scans of drawings and collages made in my sketchbooks during 2007. Cover Design and... More > Layout: Carolyn Lodge. Image Preparation: Kelly Alves.< Less
117 Grattan By Sharon L. Butler
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117 GRATTAN is an artist's book created as part of "Gone Wrong," a solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Visually, the work in "Gone Wrong" is rooted in the world... More > nearby – specifically, the idiosyncratic HVAC structures, cement mixing machines, and jerry-built architecture that surrounded my studio at 117 Grattan Street in Bushwick. This 36-page book is a photographic journal of the neighborhood. Design, layout and image management by Stef Paschen-May.< Less
Against The Tide By Sharon L. Butler
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2011// Not all contemporary (or modern) artists dismiss water as a subject simply because Henry James rolled his eyes at Winslow Homer. Perhaps an artist returned to her family home in Nashville... More > where the pool she remembered as a child lay drained and crumbling in the backyard. Or it could be that the reference to water is completely subconscious....This exhibition, organized by Sharon L. Butler for Two Coats of Paint, presents paintings by sixteen contemporary artists who have been drawn, perhaps against the tide, to the power of water. Artists include Joel Adas, Sean Anderson, Mark Barry, Barbara Brady, Jenny Zoe Casey, Emilia Dubicki, Mary Addison Hackett, Sara Klar, Rachelle Krieger, Magnolia Laurie, Joanne Mattera, Mott McCampbell, Claire McConaughy, Wendy Small, Cary Smith, Robert Yoder and Elizabeth Zans.< Less
Sketchbook 2 (2008-10) By Sharon L. Butler
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2011//Created to accompany a 2011 exhibition at TowerBrook Art Project in New York, Sketchbook 2 (2008-10) comprises scans of drawings and collages made in my sketchbooks from 2008-10. Cover Design... More > and Layout: Carolyn Lodge. Image Preparation: Kelly Alves.< Less
Habitat By Sharon L. Butler
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2010 // HABITAT recounts my experience working in a 4' x 5' studio shack in the summer of 2008. The shack was part of Habitat for Artists, an artists' community built by Simon Draper on the grounds... More > of Spire Studios in Beacon, New York. The book includes an essay and full-color images of paintings created during this unorthodox artists' residency. HABITAT is the second ink-on-paper publishing project produced by Two Coats of Paint. All sales help support the blog. Designed by Sofia Nicander, edited by Jonathan Stevenson, with an introduction by Simon Draper.< Less
The Tower Paintings: Keeping Our Distance By Sharon L. Butler
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2008 // This is the inaugural ink-on-paper publishing project for Two Coats of Paint (www.twocoatsofpaint.com), and all sales help support the blog. In 2007, inspired by abstract easel paintings my... More > reclusive father made in the sixties, I set out to create a series based on the structure of isolated observation towers. THE TOWER PAINTINGS: KEEPING OUR DISTANCE documents the process and tells a story about how painters move forward, backward, sideways, then maybe forward again. Full-color images of the entire unedited series are included, as well as drawings and an essay about my penchant for local observation towers.< Less