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Island Art: Past, Present and Future

Hosted by ArtHouse Jersey and Société Jersiaise

Wednesday at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

10 Commercial Buildings, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3, Jersey

To coincide with Jason Butler - artist's, ‘Where Our Shadows Were’, join ArtHouse Jersey and Société Jersiaise in the exhibition space at 10 Commercial Buildings, St Helier for an engaging Panel Discussion about the past, present and future of arts practice and collecting in Jersey with:

Alastair Best, Artist and Vice President, Société Jersiaise
Gareth Syvret, Photographic Archivist, Société Jersiaise
Jason Butler, Artist
Moderator: Tom Dingle, Director, ArtHouse Jersey

The event is free though booking is essential. 
Please RSVP: info@societe-jersiaise.org


Review: Mesmerising new work from Jason Butler

An electrifying colour palette, elusive figures and investigations of shallows and depth are all brought together in Jason Butler’s new exhibition, ‘Where Our Shadows Were’.

Butler’s expansive canvases invite a viewer in to follow the glimpses of figures, muffled and revealed by abstracted landscapes in this instinctive show.

In a welcome new trajectory from his more considered and precise work displayed in his 2016 show ‘Seekers’, Butler’s new collection evokes the confidence of a seasoned artist without losing the whispering vulnerability which pervades each of the works.

Abstracted yet not inaccessible, Butler’s new work lingers somewhere between obscurity and clarity. This exhibition doesn’t mark a sea-change, but rather a coming in of the tide, awash with colour, vigour and movement. 

The more monumental, larger works assert their storytelling swagger into and across the space, whilst the smaller pieces take their time – providing pause for reflection in the presence of this staggering collection. 

The fact that Butler is a much celebrated artist locally, nationally and internationally, having gained much recognition on social media platform Instagram, comes as no surprise when visiting his latest exhibition.

The pieces exhibited in ‘Where Our Shadows Were’ feel honest but complexed as they create intricate dialogues with one another and with the viewer.

When walking round this exhibition, you can’t help but feel that Butler’s career has been building up to this moment – but no doubt, he will always find ways to raise the bar even higher.

Don’t miss ‘Where Our Shadows Were’ which will be open until 27 October in 10 Commercial Buildings, next to Norman Trade Centre from 10:00 until 17:30 Monday to Saturday.

 Had a great private viewing of the exhibition last night with the sponsors UBS.

Had a great private viewing of the exhibition last night with the sponsors UBS.

Announcement by ArtHouse Jersey

‘Sound of Colour’

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Wednesday 24 October: 'Sound of Colour' is to premiere as part of Jason Butler's new exhibition, ‘Where Our Shadows Were'.

In June 2018, we introduced two artists: Jason Butler, a celebrated painter and Jack Chown, a former winner of Young Musician of the Year, who is now working in London producing music and composing. When Jack hears sound he sees colour and Jason listens extensively to music when creating his work.

Working with film artist Todd MacDonald, Jack captured Jason’s movements as he painted and using an algorithm made it into a piece of music, effectively providing a way for Jason to compose as he paints. The style of the music is shaped by the work and responds to Jason’s studio playlist. ‘Sound of Colour’ will premiere as an ArtHouse Jersey special event as part of Jason’s astonishing new exhibition ‘Where Our Shadows Were' with a public performance on Wednesday 24 October. Tickets available on our Eventbrite (see the link on our Facebook!)

One week to go…

until the opening of my exhibition ‘Where Our Shadows Were’. Images will be added to this site regularly form here in.

Announcement:

New Solo Exhibition - 'Where Our Shadows Were'

Kindly sponsored by UBS

I am delighted to say I will be holding a solo exhibition in my studio/gallery in October 2018. The show will be open to the public from 3rd - 27th October. The exhibition will consist of a series of large scale works from the last 2 years and a number of smaller paintings will also be on display. I will be collaborating with a number of individuals and organisations hosting events during the exhibition. More details to follow shortly...

 

 

Jersey Style Awards 2018

I have been nominated for The Jersey Style Awards again this year so the tuxedo will be coming out once more. The event is on 28th July

 

 

 

 

'A Strange Occupation' - A film by Natasha Dettman and Simon Edwards

Here is a short film on my studio practice by Natasha Dettman and Simon Edwards with a music score by Tudor Kerschbaumer. 

 
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Very flattered to have been nominated for the Jersey Style Awards so I will be leaving my overalls in the studio and putting on my Tuxedo on the 24th June 2017 at the Royal Jersey Showground. The awards will be celebrating the best of living, working & visiting Jersey.