PULSE MIAMI 2018:
The unique works of Bisa Butler, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Leonardo Benzant
The three artists featured in Impatient Obsessions work slowly and methodically — almost ritualistically. They create detailed and sumptuous works of art redolent with content and mystery; these works demand to be studied
Barbara Earl Thomas’ Story Vessels, works in glass
We are being called upon to do more than witness and document the confusion.
Our environmental, social, and political challenges cross all lines and they require us to write a new story
– Barbara Earl Thomas
A look back:
SHATTERED @ EXPO Chicago: a two-person exhibition of new work by Barbara Earl Thomas and Bisa Butler.
At EXPO Chicago 2018, Claire Oliver Gallery presented a two-person curated exhibition of new works of art by Barbara Earl Thomas and Bisa Butler entitled Shattered. One definition of this word is disillusioned. The definition of disillusion is to be free of illusion; the works in this installation speak to the possibilities that are in front of us as a society if we can become empowered by understanding that which holds us captive and dismiss these delusions that serve to comfort us in a time to come.
Discover the Amazing Quilts of Bisa Butler
Bisa Butler’s spectacular textile portraits are a revelation, seducing the eye with colors and patterns while commenting wryly on episodes from twentieth-century black life.
— Luke A. Fidler