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Brian Butler
Images and Oracles
May 25 - Jun 18, 2011

LA><ART will premiere a new film and installation by artist, musician and filmmaker Brian Butler at the LA><ART ANNEX in Space 15 Twenty, Hollywood. Butler's Film, The Dove and the Serpent, premieres with a live score with special guest musicians including Kenneth Anger.

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BRIAN BUTLER:
IMAGES AND ORACLES
Opening reception: Wednesday May 25, 2011 7PM (performance at 8pm)
At LA><ART ANNEX 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood


LA><ART will premiere a new film and installation by artist, musician and filmmaker Brian Butler at the LA><ART ANNEX in Space 15 Twenty, Hollywood. Butler's Film, The Dove and the Serpent, premieres with a live score with special guest musicians including Kenneth Anger.

PLEASE RSVP SAMARA@LAXART.ORG
 
This project is made possible with generous support from Karyn Kohl and Urban Outfitters.
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
 
Brian Butler is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles. He has been included in: “Projections” curated By Aaron Rose at Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles; “Bright Morning Star” curated by Natxo Checa at Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal; “Onedreamrush” at Today's Art Museum, Beijing; and The 2nd Athens Biennale. His films have screened at the Tate Modern and the Cannes Film Festival.
 
As a musician, he has recorded and or performed music with artists such as VON LMO, and Rozz Williams (Christian Death). He is currently a collaborator with Kenneth Anger in both Technicolor Skull as well as numerous film and exhibition projects. Butler's recent writing has centered extensively on the occult, publishing in Disinformation's Book of Lies as well as working on numerous documentaries and experimental films exploring the subject. 
 
His installation at LA><ART will be his first solo exhibition.
 
ABOUT THE CURATOR
 
Andrew Berardini was recently appointed Adjunct Curator of LA><ART. As a writer, he contributes to numerous publications including frieze, LA Weekly, Artslant, and Mousse. Past curatorial projects include original exhibitions with Bruce Nauman, Dave Muller, and Camilo Ontiveros. He recently co-curated with artist Lesley Moon On Forgery, a group exhibition including 38 artists and collectives, at LA><ART in May 2011.
 
ABOUT LA><ART
 
Celebrating its 5th Anniversary in 2010, LA><ART is the leading independent nonprofit contemporary art space in Los Angeles, committed to the production of experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives. Responding to Los Angeles' cultural climate, LA><ART produces and presents new work for all audiences and offers the public access to the next generation of artists and curators. LA><ART supports challenging work, reflecting the diversity of the city and stimulates conversations on contemporary art in Los Angeles, fostering dynamic relationships between art, artists and their audiences. LA><ART has produced and commissioned over 100 projects in five years.

LA><ART ANNEX is located at 1520 North Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles 90028

T.310.559.0166 F.310.559.0167 www.laxart.org 

LA><ART ANNEX is open Wednesday through Sunday 11am – 6pm

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