AN exhibition of work by the late new city artist John Butterworth is being held at AIM Gallery from today, writes Sammy Jones.
John’s flair spanned large scale geometric images through to digital religious pieces, which he developed during the latter years of his life – and the gallery will be playing host to some significant creations, both in size and purpose.
Speaking about his paintings, John once said: “Each painting is worked out by having its own rules of composition which govern the structure and colour of each individual work.
“They express the harmony of the universe, the hidden order behind it, as harmonious and serene, peaceful in expressing stability without nuclear weapons.
“All my work is aimed at a fairer world for the poor.”
Sadly, in 2010 John passed away, but this exhibition, titled simply John Butterworth, A Retrospective, has been made possible by several admirers of his art who worked together to make this show possible.
The Community Foundation provided the necessary funding.
The show will welcome visitors right the way through to June 4.
John may be gone, but as this show will prove, his work will not be forgotten,
>To complement Arts Heritage Week, AIM will offer three complementary demonstrations on pattern.
Two will focus on making abstract patchwork designs on Saturday, between 10am and midday, and 2-4pm.
Lastly, the building up of geometric patterns typical of Islamic art will take place for two hours from midday.