David Butler - Columbus Open Studio & Stage


After parking on the street, visitors will walk to the main door of Blockfort Studios. You will be greeted by a volunteer and have time to view our lovely exhibition in our gallery. Our volunteer will also direct you down the hall to the Artfluential Workshop on the left right by the lounge area. Once in the space visitors will be be able to view large and small works in progress and final works.


Digital art, drawing/pastel, mixed media, painting




David Michael Butler (born 1983, St. Louis, MO) makes paintings, drawings, installations, and films. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘dominant white culture’, Butler touches various overlapping themes and subject matters like popular culture and media, social issues, pop and mass culture using written and drawn symbols.


My art is a loud bang and shoulder shake, to wake up and question what’s fallen as ordinary. The images are paintings juxtaposed with appropriated evocative objects. I create narratives where everyday objects are altered or detached from their natural function. By applying specific combinations/manipulations, different contexts/stories are created.

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