On November 5, 2022:, Nino Mier Gallery debuted a series of three concurrent solo exhibitions by André Butzer (b. 1973 in Stuttgart, Germany) alongside a joint exhibition by Jayme Burtis (b. 1969 in Los Angeles, CA) and Butzer. Paintings and works on paper by Butzer span Galleries 1, 2, and 4 at its West Hollywood locations and run from November 5, 2022 – January 7, 2023.
Burtis’ and Butzer’s double show will be on view in Glassell Park from November 6, 2022 – January 7, 2023. An opening was held on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2700 W. Ave 34, LA; Visit website for more info.
The electrifying, large-scale paintings in “Fränkische Tänze” all feature iterations of Butzer’s iconic characters of the “Woman, the Wanderer and the Friedens-Siemens,” ever-evolving and present in his work since the late ’90s. In his recent paintings, they appear in single portraits, as floating heads and, once, as a cautious couple.
The consolation of opposing forces such as exploration and familiarity, loneliness and communion, despairing life and hopeful death animates Butzer’s artistic practice: the Woman is a kind of guiding star, pointing towards wholesomeness, the Wanderer incarnates grief, loss and the burden of history, whereas the Friedens-Siemens embodies the equalizing middle amid these extreme opposites.
Gallery 1 7277 Santa Monica Blvd
Gallery 2 7313 Santa Monica Blvd
Gallery 3 7327 Santa Monica Blvd
Gallery 4 1107 Greenacre Ave
On View: November 5 – 2022 – January 7, 2023
Visit the website for more info about the exhibitions (Upcoming Exhibitions) – https://www.miergallery.com