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Art In America: DECODING IMAGES

Decoding Images

Butt Johnson, Untitled Floral Pastiche II 

Butt Johnson, Untitled Floral Pastiche II (Snapdragon), 2009

 
 

 (Snapdragon), 2009

Butt Johnson’s “Untitled Floral Pastiche” series consists of four drawings, each of which is organized around a different flower. Johnsons had long considered using ornamental motifs as stock elements in drawings. Last year, CRG Gallery approached the artist about participating in a show inspired by George Bataille’s essay “The Language of Flowers.” These works came out of study of that text.

Johnson’s drawings are on view at CRG Gallery through February 13. They will go on view at the ADAA at the Park Avenue Armory, March 2–7.

click to read artist’s notes    http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/decoding-images/butt-johnson/