Thu, Feb 22|
Le Sol House
Le Sol x The Cultivist | Artist Talk with Ambreen Butt
Le Sol and The Cultivist are pleased to present an artist talk with Dallas-based visual artist, Ambreen Butt. We'll enjoy an insightful conversation with the artist and cocktails and light bites throughout. This event is open to Le Sol and The Cultivist members only.
Time & Location
Feb 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Le Sol House, 734 W Canty St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
About the Event
There are limited spots for this event. If you RSVP and are unable to make the event, please email Katherine Stephens at email@example.com
The Cultivist is a global arts club, offering access to every aspect of the art world. Along with access to museums around the world free of charge, The Cultivist presents monthly curated experiences, including private museum tours and artist studio visits that help you deepen your appreciation of art.
Using techniques rooted firmly in tradition, Ambreen Butt creates works that explore the complexities of contemporary global politics, female identity and living as a Muslim in the United States. Employing actions including staining, cutting, ripping and tacking with repetitive urgency, Butt’s painted and collaged works on paper and large-scale resin installations espouse the radiant aesthetics of sacred geometries and Islamic ornamentation. Often using text-based source materials that include the names of children who lost their lives to war, transcripts from terrorism trials, and quotations from news media, Butt’s work is built upon some of the most challenging moral questions of the 21st century. Rather than offer answers, her artworks exist as laborious meditations on humanity. Butt’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at institutions including the Dallas Contemporary, TX; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; among others. Her work is collected by public institutions including The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts, U.S. Art in Embassies, Islamabad, Pakistan, among others.
Image: Ambreen Butt, Untitled (from Daughter of the East, 2008)