Next door to a show at Acme Gallery in Boston, Cool Day, curated by and also featuring the work of extraordinary 85-year-old artist Pat de Groot is the Carroll & Sons Gallery, which is now featuring work by Pakistani-born artist, Amreen Butt. Her large scale tactile murals imitate intricate scroll work found in marble mosques and tombs like the Taj Mahal and the Allahambra, but looking closer presents something other than delicate jewel-toned flowers and leaves. Instead, Amreem Butt uses keys and padlocks to create designs suggesting imprisonment and freedom, privilege and want on a great scale. Take a close look:
I AM ALL WHAT IS LEFT OF ME
And this is a sample of Pat de Groot’s works which shimmer off the canvas in person:
Nice post darling, amreen butt quite lovely. On my way to Bangalore, are u on the cape in late june? Badri
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Yes, I am on Cape! It will be great to se you!
Pat de Groot is fabulous, but I cannot tell yu how much I love Amreen’s work. I adore repurposing and REALLY INTERESTING so-called “found art.” This is breathtakingly clever and wonderful. Thank you so much for posting. I don’t know her work at all.