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Opening Ken Butler Hybrid Visions
February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Brooklyn based artist and musician Ken Butler presents assemblage works that encompass “Hybrid Visions”. Created primarily from urban detritus, these works express a poetic spirit of re-invention. Butler is internationally recognized as an innovator of experimental musical instruments created from diverse materials including tools, sports equipment, and household objects.
The artist-musician will give a short performance during the opening at 6pm, and a full performance (date tbd in April) at the Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh, 46 Chambers Street.
Butler has performed with John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, David Van Tieghem, Butch Morris, The Soldier String Quartet, Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio, The Tonight Show Band, and The Master Gnawa musicians of Morocco. His CD, Voices of Anxious Objects is on Tzadik records.
His works have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Artforum, Smithsonian, and Sculpture Magazine and have been featured on PBS, CNN, MTV, and NBC, including a live appearance on The Tonight Show. Awards include fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollack/Krasner Foundation. He won first prize in the 2016 international Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech University.
Ken Butler’s website: https://kenbutler.squarespace.com