I’ve seen a lot of really great art in New York City the past month or so. I’ll start out with my favorite exhibition that I saw this past week. You all know that I’m a huge Kathy Butterly fan. I’ve been following her work back to the time when I should have, could have, bought a piece yet didn’t, as I was raising three kids. I wouldn’t trade them for a Butterly, but I am super envious of Elizabeth Harvey Levine’s private collection.
Kathy Butterly: A beloved collection (1994-2022) at the James Cohan gallery has 37 porcelain, earthenware, glaze pieces on display in the intimate back room of their gallery space in Tribeca. The first day I was mostly alone, and got to take time with each piece. The next morning I went to a brunch where the collector, Butterly, and a nice group of admirers gathered. My husband has been to a lot of Butterly shows, and I definitely got bonus points for taking him to a Butterly brunch.
I was fortunate to see another beautiful group of Butterly’s new sculptures at ADAA: The Art Show. Both shows were perfectly displayed. I definitely got my Kathy Butterly fix.