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Virtual Artist Talk | Tay Butler

Learn more about the exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses with CAMH’s Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator, Patricia Restrepo and one of the visual artists featured in the exhibition—Tay Butler. Tune in to our YouTube channel for this conversation about this two-part interdisciplinary exhibition that orbits around the legacy of the late Houston legend DJ Screw.

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About Tay Butler

Tay Butler is multi-disciplinary artist based in Houston, Texas while studying in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Currently an MFA candidate of the University of Arkansas’ Photography and Studio Art program, Butler received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. A multi-hyphenate who utilizes photography, collage, video, music, installation, and performance to identify and confront history, migration, memory, and identity. Butler begins with literature, folklore, national and local media, editorial materials, ephemera, and historical documents. This content is then digitized, photographed, cut, clipped, extended, collaged, shrunk, enlarged, exposed, uncovered, repeated or redacted, and placed into a new context. Constructing revisionist histories that are fictional but true, authentic yet imagined, these stories act like braids and weave together a rich tapestry that can last longer than human memory. Butler is consistently building a portfolio of photography, video and performance exhibitions, and installations from Project Row Houses and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, to Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona.