Ambreen Butt

Ambreen Butt, Untitled, 2001, collage, watercolor, white gouache, stitching and text on mylar, Courtesy the artist and Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston.

March 1 - May 11, 2003

Artist Talk: Ambreen Butt
Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.

Ambreen Butt studied traditional Indian miniature painting in her native Pakistan before coming to Boston a decade ago. Since making that transition, her work has reflected an apparent stylistic and narrative gulf between her past and present cultures. Oftentimes incorporating delicately handwritten text, Butt's images include isolated passages of detailed miniature painting that hover within expanses of minimalist-inspired fields of hairline stripes. While her subject matter is extremely personal and frequently generated by memories of her past, the paintings wrestle with broader issues of gender, independence, and human relationships. Her project for the Museum features recent paintings and drawings, as well as work made directly on the walls of the Contemporary Gallery.

This project is supported by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund and a grant from the Artists' Resource Trust, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. The media sponsor is Worcester Magazine.

Select images from the Exhibition