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Obscura Day 2015: Butch Anthony at Black Rat Projects

Experience "intertwangelism" with American folk artist Butch Anthony.

Join artist Butch Anthony of Seale, Alabama's roadside Museum of Wonder at Black Rat Projects for a viewing and discussion of his work.

Rural Alabama artist Butch Anthony has been collecting discarded items and other junk since he was ten years old. After selling a painting of a turnip with strangely human features dug up by a close friend, Butch began his career as an artist, melding his love of found objects and collecting with his own skills as a painter, builder, and self-taught taxidermist. Using everything from animal bones to rusted metal to jars stuffed with dead critters, Anthony has filled his hand-built taxidermy shop with homemade pieces of art and objects of curiosity. The result is strange and beautiful, producing a blended, mixed-media art form that Butch has dubbed intertwangelism.

This Obscura Day join Butch at Black Rat Projects and Press, a long-time central force in the transition of urban art from the streets to the gallery. View his work, tour the gallery and introduce yourself - he's happy to answer questions about his work, his process, and the eclectic collections of the Museum of Wonder.

Saturday, May 30; 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free, but please RSVP!
Black Rat Projects
15 Bateman Street
London W1D 3AQ