October 4 – December 13, 2003
Eugenia Butler: Arc of an Idea - Chasing the Invisible
A 35-year retrospective survey of work by the Los Angeles artist Eugenia Butler
With her roots in the formative stages of conceptual art, Butler had a long career investigating the intricacies of human perception and time/space relations. The exhibition situates again five “invisible” but palpably felt installations that were first presented in the late sixties. It then develops the theme of pointing to the invisible in works that include text/language-based pieces, a performance action, documentary photography and notebooks, sculpture/objects and multi-part installations, mixed-media drawings and scrolls, and recent color-drenched paintings of mysterious orbs.