My work explores decontextualization and controlled representations of private experiences, encounters, and the collective memory of circumstance. The consideration of texts, objects, and imagery stem from an incessant need to tirelessly tell and retell the same anecdotes in order to accept their difficult endings. Stripping the substance from its original context allows space to fabricate alternate representations of the lived reality, in hopes of connecting to the private dialogues of other viewers outside of it.
Kerry Butcher is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. She received her BFA in Studio Art and Photography from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012 and currently manages gallery programs for the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art. She was also once seasonally employed as a mall Easter Bunny.