New Gary Butte Ex­hi­bi­tion Open­ing Soon

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By Buki Ca­hane

Gary Butte is an artist whose pieces res­onate deep within me. His de­pic­tions of masks and faces painted with a thick tribal ab­stract tone, calls me home, to mem­o­ries of grow­ing up in Africa. His first “Mask Pa­rade” Col­lec­tion was ex­hib­ited in 2011 and toured across the Do­mini­can Repub­lic, Mar­tinique, Gre­nada, Guade­loupe and Eng­land.

The MeCu­ra­tor Art Gallery will be home to Butte's “Mask Pa­rade 2” col­lec­tion, fea­tur­ing 16 paint­ings, all de­pict­ing masked char­ac­ters that re­flect the vari­ance of cul­tures that form the Caribbean. As cre­ole month draws to an end in Saint Lucia, we must never for­get the di­ver­sity within the Caribbean peo­ple, which spreads across many re­gions and groups of peo­ple. Butte at­tempts to recre­ate these com­plex re­la­tion­ships by put­ting paint to can­vas within this col­lec­tion “Mask Pa­rade 2”.

Butte's sig­na­ture style is bold, en­er­getic and ex­poses the beauty in our mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ity. Butte de­scribes his work as an "in­com­ing tide of the waves, etch­ing the shores of our land with a rich his­tory of the peo­ple. With each wave that washes over the sand, an­other mo­ment is shared, an­other me­mory is formed and an­other heart is touched."

Ex­pe­ri­ence this pow­er­ful col­lec­tion on the open­ing night Fri­day 2 Novem­ber from 7pm at MeCu­ra­tor Art Gallery.

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