Emil Alzamora Sculpture and Richard Butler Painting | BCB Art | Art Galleries and Exhibits | Chronogram Magazine
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Emil Alzamora Sculpture and Richard Butler Painting Featured Staff Pick

When: Nov. 16-Jan. 12 2020

Two masters of figurative art are brought together for simultaneous exhibitions, each with its own title: "amoamasamat" for Butler and "On the Royal Road" for Alzamora. Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious, according to Freud, and the blindfolds on the women depicted in Alzamora's ceramic busts are a metaphor for looking inward—"a rugged journey, a quest to give shape to our current turmoil, and a search for justice." Butler (better known as the lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs) chose a title that runs together a Latin phrase meaning I love, you love, she/he loves. His paintings convey melancholia, anxiety, and anger in a manner hovering between representation and abstraction; a strategy that succeeds in transmitting human presence.

—Carl Van Brunt


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