Kathy Butterly and Grace Weaver have joined the roster of New York’s James Cohan Gallery, which represents Michelle Grabner, Byron Kim, the Propeller Group, and Robert Smithson, among others. The gallery will present simultaneous exhibitions by Butterly and Weaver at its spaces in Chelsea and the Lower East Side in September 2018.
Butterly is the more established of the two artists. She previously showed in New York with Tibor de Nagy Gallery, where she frequently exhibited her sculptures, many of which are abstract and resemble ceramics that were squashed during the firing process. Her work draws on the traditions of Asian ceramics while also referencing the pottery of George Ohr, who claimed that no two of his works were alike.
Weaver, who has not yet turned 30, will be one of the youngest artists on James Cohan Gallery’s slate. Her colorful, stylish images of city streets, beach bathers, and teary-eyed women have aligned her with a recent trend toward figuration by a group of emerging painters, and were previously shown in New York at Thierry Goldberg Gallery.