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Getting there...

ABOVE: An image from Paul Butler's Positive Mental Attitude series.

Winnipeg artist Paul Butler's subject is contemporary advertising, its reflection of urban social values, its fascination with superficial beauty, and its glamorization of life. He works in the collage tradition by cutting up magazines and then pasting, reorganizing, and sometimes obscuring the ad imagery with materials like duct tape and vinyl. He also photographs many of his collages in order to restore to them the seamless beauty of the glossy magazine. Butler's Gallery One One One exhibition was curated by Cliff Eyland and was Butler's first solo museum show. Butler is a visual artist and also the director of "the othergallery" in Winnipeg. He has had solo exhibitions at the Angell Gallery in Toronto and Plug In Gallery in Winnipeg. Group exhibitions include the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Douglas Udell Gallery, TRUCK Gallery, the Eyesaw Gallery in Tokyo, and the International Art Fair in Toronto. Butler has received several visual arts grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and been reviewed by the Globe and Mail, CBC Canada Now, Border Crossings Magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press. Butler is also a board member of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art.

Curated by Cliff Eyland

PAUL BUTLER: "Getting there is half the fun!" happened 12-26 October 2001 at Gallery One One One. On September 22, 2001 at St. Norbert Arts Centre Butler organized a "Collage Party" to accompany his Gallery One One One exhibition.

St. Norbert Arts Centre and Gallery One One One acknowledge generous support by: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, Newswest, Lewis Art Supplies, Artists Emporium, Nicoline's, Music Trader, Blend Media Group, Focus Chiropractic, Plastic Buddha, Fort Garry Brewing Co., Decanters Wine on Bannatyne, Envision Photography, Other Gallery, Lab Works, Pal Distributors Inc., and volunteers.

Gallery One One One, School of Art, Main Floor, FitzGerald Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3T 2N2 TEL:204 474-9322 FAX:474-7605. For information please contact Robert Epp