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Robert Platt: Insubstantial Pageants of The Mind’s Eye

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The Butcher’s Daughter is proud to present the solo exhibition Robert Platt: Insubstantial Pageants of The Mind’s Eye as the inaugural exhibition for the new Midtown Detroit location Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:00 — 9:00 PM

This large-scale painting exhibition features nearly a dozen works by Platt that explore concepts of mediated and domestic nature and the liminal spaces of contemporary life. Platt investigates how human interaction is effected by imported cultural constructs and, further, how these ideas and thoughts affect the world we live in, our shared social experiences, and the impact and resonance within the individual. Platt, born in 1974 London, England, states: As in Plato’s cave allegory we content ourselves with illusions of reality. As our lives become more intertwined with technology, our constructions of multiple realities increase. While we distance ourselves from nature, we glorify the appeal of the wild and the image of solitude and simplicity.” This simultaneous simulation and detachment will be manifest in the exhibition through a spatial intervention containing multi-channel camera obscurae… This exhibition runs through July 27th and by appointment through August 2013.


The Butcher’s Daughter
4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 111
Detroit, Michigan 48201