Artist of the Week: Valérie Butters

Artist stages her first solo show in Western Canada, in Port Moody.

Fancy Delicates (48 by 72 inches, mixed media on canvas) is one piece in Valérie Butters’ exhibit that opens Friday night at the Silk Art Gallery in Port Moody.

The display, titled Le secret est dans la Terre (The secret is in the dirt), is Butters’ first solo show in Western Canada, with some paintings as large as eight feet.

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Some of Butters’ work was displayed at Silk this summer when a fire broke out along Gallery Row.

Recently, the Pemberton resident and graduate of the Saidye Bronfman Centre, in Montreal, secured a gallery in Paris, France; earlier this year, her art was featured in British Vogue’s lifestyle section.

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