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Rasah Subtler (Sarah Butler)

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Rasah Subtler
(Sarah Butler)
Artist's Statement

One thing about studio practice is how it tips the sense that “there’s no time”. Exactly. There’s only now. And everything is a part of that. Walks, food, family, community.

I continue to do ambidextrous writing, accumulative studies in gesture and mark-making. My new projects add print, collage and painted elements.

The Mudras are hand movements, right drawn by left and vice versa. Moon Scrolls are corner drawings in time with the moon phases. I Ching studies are the hexagrams written in reverse, planted outdoors and photographed at interval.

Keywords: calligraphy, écriture, ephemera, everyday, work on paper

Ongoing Collaborations:
Public Reverie Collection (2003-)


R. Subtler is New York based Canadian artist Sarah Butler (1977). Completed advanced studies in Cultural Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and History of Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Solo exhibition at REVERSE New York, 2013. Artist in Residence at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada, also 2013. Sarah lives and works in Athens, New York.

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