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Popular Subculture – An exhibition of recent work by Mark Bouthilette and Daniel Derwelis

Botanic
150 Wyckoff Avenue
Bushwick/Ridgewood
February 3 - February 26, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 3, 7 - 9 PM
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Mark Bouthilette is showing a new series of works influenced by the illustrated natural history books and music culture from his youth.Bouthilette’s works employ representational images of animals painted with an earnest amateur naturalist’s sensibility placed on top of abstract glossy foundations. Using radical juxtaposition, he combines archetypal imagery from competing hobby’s from his rural New Hampshire childhood; on one hand in hispsychedelicbackgrounds blend and swirl in the muted tones reminiscent of 1970’s album art, simultaneously various animals atop sit indifferent to the chaotic surroundings.

Daniel Derwelis’ recent paintings are inspired by the artist’s dreams; in these visual transcriptions he shares his own questions about the meaning and substance of the dream plot. Appearing almost cinematic in nature, Derwelis’ cathartic paintings invite participation through ambiguous narratives waiting to be filled with meaning.

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