May - August 2017

margie butler -
believe in NOw

Opening, June 16, 7-8pm

"I paint my daily existence -- flow, interruption, luminous moments and countless pivots.Ideas oscillate amidst the accumulation of color, shape and gesture. I allow myself to roam visually seeing which forms and relationships call out. My wish is to paint where the felt and the formal merge. Much like my yoga practice, the journey is one of continually starting over. Locating myself anew with what each day holds."

Margie Butler is a painter whose creations span plein air, abstracts, collage and painted objects. She has exhibited in Providence, Cambridge, New Bedford, Connecticut and Keene Valley, NY. Margie completed her MFA at The Art Institute of Boston and keeps a studio in her Providence home. In addition to art, she consults in the fields of brand strategy and community engagement and practices Chinese foot reflexology.

curated by Bristol Maryott


Jala is pleased to show the work of Jessica Kung Dreyfus. Jessica is a Chinese American born in New York City in 1981. She studied Architecture and Art at Yale University, and also studied abroad with Cornell University in Rome. She graduated with honors from Yale in 2004.

Her work straddles the disciplines of art and architecture. Primarily through the medium of drawing, she explores how the Eastern tradition of the energetic body informs our experience of body, building, and urban environments. Through her work, she brings together her rigorous training in western art and architecture and her equally rigorous training in eastern philosophy and methodology to create a new paradigm.
Jala features Jessica’s screenprints of yoga postures with watercolor and pastel overlays as well as originals and prints of Jessica’s line drawings.

curated by Bristol Maryott