Bisa Butler: Portraits

Warren, Erica and Butler, Bisa and Carter, Jordan and Ko, Isabella and Wije, Michele. Bisa Butler: Portraits. Chicago, IL: Art Institute of Chicago, 2020.

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Abstract (English)

"Bisa Butler (b. 1973) is an American artist who creates arresting and psychologically nuanced portraits composed entirely of vibrantly colored and patterned fabrics that she cuts, layers, and stitches together. Often depicting scenes from African American life and history, Butler invites viewers to invest in the lives of the people she represents while simultaneously expanding art-historical narratives about American quilt making. Situating her interdisciplinary work within the broader history of textiles, photography, and contemporary art, contributions by a group of scholars—and entries by the artist herself—illuminate Butler’s approach to color, use of African-print fabrics, and wide-ranging sources of inspiration. The first monograph on one of America’s most innovative contemporary artists, this volume will serve as a primary resource that both introduces Butler’s work and establishes a scholarly foundation for future research." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Warren, Erica (Author); Warren, Erica (Editor); Butler, Bisa (Author); Carter, Jordan (Author); Ko, Isabella (Author); Wije, Michele (Author)
Dossier: 420 - BUTLER, BISA
Collation: 95 pages : colour illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN: 9780300254310
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Chicago, IL: Art Institute of Chicago
Artists: Butler, Bisa
Event Title: Bisa Butler : Portraits
Type: Exhibition
Location: Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) ; Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, New York)
Dates: 2020 - 2021 ; 15 March - October 4 2020
Copyright Statement: Art Institute of Chicago
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Bibliography : page 90 - 91.
Index : page 93 - 95.

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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 19:46
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 13:38
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