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Thursday, January 30, 2014

William Butcher painting show opens Fri., Feb. 7, at Reynolds Fine Art in New Haven

Reynolds Fine Art
96 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 498-2200
William butcher: Allegories of the Heart and Mind
Feb. 7—Mar. 14, 2014.
Artist Reception: Fri., Feb. 7, 5—8 p.m.

Press release from Reynolds Fine Art

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Allegories of the Heart and Mind, a solo exhibition by the artist, teacher and profound thinker William Butcher. Butcher paints out of Connecticut and has been teaching at Suffield Academy for the past 30 years. He holds both BFA and MFA degrees from the Drake School of Fine Arts, studying under the internationally recognized artists Jules Kirschenbaum and Cornelis Ruhtenberg.

William Butcher: "The Reflection"

William Butcher finds the inspiration to create by allowing his subconscious visions and imagery, generated by the heart and mind, to come to the surface. The thoughts and ideas that present themselves to the artist, via our visual world, take form in his paintings and sculptures. His work is constantly in the process of reaffirming itself. Butcher states that he "is driven to bring these to life in a visual form... It is only in allegory that I can hope to garner a meager understanding of the hidden forces that drive my compulsion to create." The praxis of unfolding one's inner thoughts and feelings into visual language has become William Butcher's attempt in exploring the mysterious and spiritual curiosities of human life and nature.

The show will be on display from Feb. 7—Mar. 14 at Reynolds Fine Art located in New Haven’s historic 9th square on 96 Orange St. The show's opening reception will be held on Fri., Feb. 7, from 5—8 p.m.

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