Alan Butler – IntheBedroom OMIGOD SUBSCRIBE!!! KTHXBAI XXX

Gallery 126 in Galway presents “IntheBedroom OMIGOD SUBSCRIBE!!! KTHXBAI XXX”, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Alan Butler. The exhibition, which opened last night,  is a new selection of mixed media works, which use the proliferation of culture as their subject or starting points. Through drawing, video, print and installation, Butler has produced a series of works that examine the life-cycle of musical artifacts and paraphernalia which have been reproduced as ‘tributes’ to well known works. This comes hot on the heels of Alan’s well received solo show in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios entitled “I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant”.  (Featuring alongside Fiona Apple in the ‘longest names for a piece of art ever’ competition.)

Alan Butler was born Dublin in 1981. Since completing his BA of Fine Art (specialising in new media) in NCAD in 2004, he has complimented his prolific studio practice with selection of curatorial, art-community and art management projects. Some of these include work for the Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Art Fair ’08, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Blackletter.ie (Irish online art-community) and the Dublin Arts and Technology Association (DATA). Alan completed his Masters in Fine Art at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore in 2009 and since then his work has been featured in exhibitions at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore, Hatje Cantz Con prefazione di Angela Vettese, Venice, and École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Alan is an insatiable consumer of news, culture and politics, and his world view is unique, challenging and hilariously funny. I urge anyone near Galway to check out his show which runs until 18th December.

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