Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"We're All In Love With Dying And We're Doing It In Texas" Closing

ARTIST TALK: Wednesday, August 27th 2008 7pm sharp Followed by the film Sleepaway Camp

Butcher's works examine the repercussions of modern masculinity in the male psyche. The artifacts and images are tangible reflections of physical, emotional or metaphoric wounds. The iconography acts as a catalyst for the modern males & ""walkabout" to discover a more substantial sense of meaning and purpose. Combining a modern males' apotheosis for the Southern Gothic and the psychologically violent climate of America, the personal mythologies explore the psychological hinterland at the core of a fear-based culture where instability, exploitation and violence are ever present.

Jesse Butcher b. 1982 Memphis, TN B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design 2005

Sleepaway Camp (1983)
After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, alongside her protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is the most shocking climax in the history of American cinema. -IMDB

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