JESSE BUTCHER: THE CRUMBLING PRINCE
Open Gallery (Lipscomb University) / 507 Hagan St. June 3, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Ours is a time of ceaseless observation. Observe the accidents, observe the pedestrians in our neighborhoods, observe the push notifications on our devices, the sound of police radio scanners mumbling on your smartphone. Ours is an age of hypotheticals. Is the safety net a precaution or a necessity? Architecture, objects, images, and actions are increasingly loaded with intent. The responsibility for preservation is solely ours.
Jesse Butcher (b. 1982) is an artist and educator currently living in Memphis, TN. Butcher received a BFA from The Rhode Island School Of Design in 2005 and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Butcher has been an artist in residence at the Graham Foundation during the Breaking Glass Summer Seminar and a HATCH Resident Artist at the Chicago Artists Coalition. Curatorial projects include Okay Mountain and MASS Gallery in Austin, TX. He is a Co-founder of Walls Divide Press. Classes taught include “Introduction to Photographic Image Making,” “Damaged: Punk and Images” and “Exploratory Media.” His recent exhibitions include IN FOCUS at the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ, America at PhilMOCA at Philadelphia, PA, and No Fate But What We Make at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.