Botanic is a provisional gallery space for art and other creative research
Monday, January 30, 2012
An exhibition of recent work by Bushwick artists, Mark Bouthilette &
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 3, 2012 7-9PM
150 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn New York, 11237
Gallery Hours: Saturday/Sunday 1–5PM & by appointment
Popular Subculture work will be on display at Botanic Gallery through Feb 19th
Mark Bouthilette is showing a new series of works influenced by the illustrated natural history books and music culture from his youth.Bouthilette’s works employ representational images of animals painted with an earnest amateur naturalist's sensibility placed on top of abstract glossy foundations.Using radical juxtaposition, he combines archetypal imagery from competing hobby's from his rural New Hampshire childhood; on one hand in hispsychedelicbackgrounds blend and swirl in the muted tones reminiscent of 1970's album art, simultaneously various animals atop sit indifferent to the chaotic surroundings.
Daniel Derwelis' recent paintings are inspired by the artist’s dreams; in these visual transcriptions he shares his own questions about the meaning and substance of the dream plot. Appearing almost cinematic in nature, Derwelis’ cathartic paintings invite participation through ambiguous narratives waiting to be filled with meaning.