Deborah Butterfield: New Sculptures

Friday, May 17 – Aug 16, 2019

325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654

"I have long had the feeling that Butterfield could make one of her sculptures out of any material that you could give her - she is that masterful. When she makes them out of worn, stripped tree branches or driftwood , as she does in this exhibition, I am struck by the way the weathered wood evokes the environment in which it was found, Montana or Hawaii, for example, two places where she lives and works. It also suggests a post-human world, but not in any way that is overt or didactic. Rather, it is a perception that exists at the edge of comprehension, like a haunting dream."

- excerpt from Deborah Butterfield's Rescue Mission, by John Yau, 2019

Catalog Available

  • 30+ full-color reproductions
  • Essay, Deborah Butterfield's Rescue Mission, by John Yau
  • Photography from Deborah Butterfield's studio in Bozeman, MT and Hawaii
  • Casting process photography by Walla Walla Foundry
  • Catalog design by Michael Garzel