Phillipa Butters and Paul Williams
Edge of the Id
Edge of the Id is the latest duo exhibition by Phillipa Butters and Paul Williams. Their art practices share intensities of abstraction and spontaneity in depicting the hidden signs within landscape and human forms. Butters’ works incorporate recurring abstract symbols to characterise fossil markings. By relating evolutionary history of the land to human journeys, Butters traces the impacts of markings on shaping individual consciousness. Of significance to Williams is the complex relationship between man and landscape that appears in ancient rock engravings and modern navigation markers. His approach to painting is to seek out the hidden narrative beneath the surface, creating works that oscillate between abstract figuration and landscape.