Annie Kammerer Butrus
About the Artist
Annie Kammerer Butrus is interested in the intersection of place, landscape and memory. Her projects have ranged from focusing on the way new subdivisions frame out nature to the tracking of time by shadow tracing on the ground at peach farms in Chilton County, Alabama. She is deeply moved by the stories that shadows tell by capturing (fleeting) time and place. Annie is equally inspired by working from images and emotions drawn from being in the landscape onsite, in person, as well from moments of experiencing nature while driving which are inherently second-hand, virtual and simulated natural encounters.
Her painting Blossom Cloud presents a portrait about the Jasmine Hill garden in Wetumpka, AL. Working within the genre of landscape painting, the foreground, middle ground and background are interspersed between blossoms and blossom clouds and mirror images suspended without the pull of gravity. The tree branches create an organic map in the atmosphere and carve out blue puzzle pieces of the sky. Her method of painting with latex resist and flat acrylic paint allows for total control over the painted and unpainted surface. She intentionally paints the object in resist -be it tree or blossom- and then voids it out, removes it, in order to reference change in the landscape.
Butrus is a landscape painter who has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and museums. Her work is featured in the collections of the UAB Center of the Arts, the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, the Meredith/Southern Progress collection and many prominent private collections across the country. She has been awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council of the Arts and was a featured artist with The Westobou Festival in Augusta, GA and an Emerging Artist for the Magic City Art Connection. Butrus has showed nationally at such places as The Rockford Art Museum, The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. The Wiregrass Museum, Space 301 in Mobile, Space One Eleven in Birmingham, Wellesley College, and The Cambridge Art Association.