May 2–August 16, 2015
In Tricia Butski’s thesis presentation, These Fragile Truths, the artist explores the limitations and aesthetics of human memory through portraiture. She distorts these recollections through her artistic process, and as a result, seeks out meaning through ideas of longing, nostalgia, and partiality. The material presence of the portraits, as objects drawn in charcoal, demonstrate the fragility and fleeting nature of memories.
Tricia Butski is a visual artist from Buffalo, NY, working in traditional and experimental forms of drawing and painting. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2013. Butski is currently an MFA candidate in The University at Buffalo’s Department of Art, where she received the Philip C. Elliott & Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Graduate Painting Award. Recently, her work has appeared in several gallery exhibitions and events throughout Western New York and Ontario, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, and Nuit Blance Toronto. Her work has also been recently featured in Volume 25 of Studio Visit Magazine.