MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

Butcher’s works examine the repercussions of modern masculinity in the male psyche. The artifacts and images are tangible reflections of physical, emotional or metaphoric wounds. The iconography acts as a catalyst for the modern males “walkabout” to discover a more substantial sense of meaning and purpose. Combining a modern males’ apotheosis for the Southern Gothic and the psychologically violent climate of America, the personal mythologies explore the psychological hinterland at the core of a fear based culture where instability, exploitation and violence are ever present.

Jesse Butcher
b. 1982 Memphis, TN
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design 2005

MASS is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.