Category: art show

Parts Unknown- Flag Show

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PARTS UNKNOWN is a group art show celebrating the symbolic, signaling, informative, heraldic and communicative nature of flags. Organized by Trifecta Editions and Brian Butler and hosted at Aviary in Jamaica Plain, MA from October – November 2016.

Parts Unknown will feature original flags and companion artworks by 21 artists from across the globe, all of whom have ties to Boston. Each artist was invited to fabricate their own flag and compliment it with a descriptive design, to be made into screen printed multiples by Trifecta Editions.

Participating artists: Continue reading

Say It Ain’t Southern

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My bud Will Rhoten has this terrific project documenting freight train monikers, entitled Say It Ain’t Southern. In addition to being one of the most trusted and prolific posters on instagram, SIAS has also manifested as a zine and a beautify curated exhibition of heavy hitting freight dudes. I feel fortunate to have contributed to both projects, and I am excited to have some illustrations accenting a terrific story in the upcoming zine. The details for the release are in the flyer above, and if you’re not in Dallas, watch sayitaintsouthern.bigcartel.com for any possible back stock.

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Show Drawn Brooklyn








On December 18th I held a one-night-show alongside my good bud Nick McManus at East River Bar in Williamsburg. I showcased some New York centric Show Drawn prints, alongside Nick’s collection of group Polaroids from Art Basel Miami

Dec 18th also marked the release of the first Show Drawn shirt, designed by the infamous Thai illustrator Chun One

Thursday, December 18
7:00pm – 1:00am
East River Bar
97 S 6th St, Brooklyn, New York 11211
https://www.facebook.com/events/614224878681462/616044705166146

Double Vision Recap


This past weekend marked the opening of me and Jaime Salazar‘s concert art exhibit Double Vision. The event was remarkable. We had a full house for our performances by Nixa and Testokra, and Greg Alvarez provided music between sets. I’m grateful to Emile and Sweat Records for providing the sound. Gramps pop up bar kept everyone merry, serving Stolen Rum cocktails. Thanks to all who came. I’m really looking forward to making another load of concert drawings to hold another one!

For this show, I collaged and tiled photocopies of my sketchbook concert drawings, like wallpaper, across a thirty foot wall. At a distance, the wall appeared to have a continuous scrawled texture, but upon closer inspection, the wall becomes an engulfing illustration of one massive mega-show, recapping four years of concerts in South Florida. Visitors searched for themselves in the drawings, and for those who aren’t active in the scene, I hid a drawing of Where’s Waldo to invite people into the piece.

The wallpaper transitions into an enlarged concert drawing. Where I layered an area of found paper and painted a cast of people found in Jaime’s concert photos. By drawing moments from his photography, I hoped to create a better dialog with his photos, and further bridge the gap between our two methods of documenting shows. (Hense the name, Double Vision)

Jaime selected a series of photos he had collected over his eight years in Miami, many of which focused on the sweltering breeding ground for Miami punk and hardcore shows, Churchill’s. He has a sharp eye for what makes a show unique, and I appreciate his candid approach to shooting an audience. He shoots all of his photos on film, and painstakingly cuts and archives his own negatives. This collection runs the gamut, from the best of Miami’s International Noise Conference, to the weirdest of Ultra Music Festival, punctuated by nearly every Miami band in existence.














Photos by Mark Diamond and Luis Guisasola
Reposted from ShowDrawn.com

OH SNAP PHOTO SHOW


I had a couple photos in Courtney Moy‘s OH SNAP CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY show at Fourth Wall Gallery in Boston, MA. Thanks to fellow exhibitor Evoker for the pic of the pics :)

Infinite Scroll




Blanc Gallery presents |nfinite scro||
curated by Judd Katz
featuring work by Brian Butler and Cody DeFranco
Opening reception May 11th 6-11pm
Special collaborative video piece with Ghostdad and
rare dj set by Banana Seat

“In preparation for the show, Cody and Brian collaborated over email on a series of digital collages. A reacquiring theme of 90′s graphics and allusions to early Internet culture emerged, and a conversation about endlessly scrolling through news and photo feeds established the exhibition’s title Infinite Scroll.

Infinite Scroll showcases Brian’s collection of illustrative drawings on paper, alongside Cody’s recent collage work. Both artists share a background in printmaking and are well-versed in the use of layers to create detailed works of art. Brian’s drawings begin with a foundation of abstracted shapes to which he finds meaning before rendering them out with layers of gouache, ink, and graphite. Cody likens his collage work to the world of Photoshop, simulating the program’s masking and transparency options by hand. The product combines two complimentary bodies of work that sample recognizable New England icons alongside imagery that is symbolic of the years each artist spent growing up here.”










S+A Mural






I had the privilege of painting the famous Shulman + Associates building in Miami’s Design District. These walls have housed great artists such as Jesse Nite and Steve Saiz, and this Basel I’m taking a turn to doodle on them. The title is Raw Power, after Miami’s honorary prince of rock Iggy Pop, and the palate is a combination of the buildings white exterior and a fleshy raw salmon color. Be sure to come through on December 6th, as I will be displaying and selling pieces from my Drawing Graveyard.
Above photos by Jamie Salazar




GET LOST Mulligan-Opening!


Last chance to putt and purchase some rad art! Get there early, free ice cream!

Mulligan-Opening reception Saturday, July 14th 6-10pm
Product/81 Gallery 2311 NW2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127

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GET LOST is a collection of work inspired be years of getting lost on the back roads of America. Rooted firmly in the quest for great miniature golf, these expeditions often end up uncovering additional (equally off-beat) roadside oddities. This exhibit features a collection of paintings, photos and sculpture by Brian Butler, showcased alongside a really-sweet mural, and a playable miniature golf hole.

Artwork available for purchase here.

GET LOST


Product/81 presents Brian Butler’s first Miami Solo-Showlo
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Opening reception Saturday, June 9th 6-10pm
Product/81 Gallery 2311 NW2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127

GET LOST is a collection of work inspired be years of getting lost on the back roads of America. Rooted firmly in the quest for great miniature golf, these expeditions often end up uncovering additional (equally off-beat) roadside oddities. This exhibit features a collection of paintings, photos and sculpture by Brian Butler, showcased alongside a really-sweet mural, and a playable miniature golf hole.

Artwork available for purchase here.