Deborah Butterfield Transforms Wreckage From the Great East Japan Earthquake Into Serene Equine Monuments—See Them Here

Show of the Day: “Three Sorrows” is on view at LA Louver in Los Angeles.

Installation photo of
Installation photo of "Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows." Image courtesy LA Louver.

DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD

“Three Sorrows”
LA Louver, Los Angeles
Through January 6, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “For the artist, found materials are a continued source of inspiration for her horse sculptures. In a new direction, Butterfield has incorporated
marine debris from the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami to create some of her most powerful and poignant works to date.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Butterfield’s noble horses are beloved, and the new wrinkle—using actual flotsam from Japan—adds a new layer of pathos.

What It Looks Like:

Installation photo of "Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows." Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of “Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows.” Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of "Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows." Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of “Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows.” Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of "Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows." Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of “Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows.” Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of "Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows." Image courtesy LA Louver.

Installation photo of “Deborah Butterfield: Three Sorrows.” Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, <em>Kelly Canyon</em> (2016). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, Kelly Canyon (2016). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, <em>Elkhorn</em> (2016). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, Elkhorn (2016). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, <em>Kōkai</em> (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, Kōkai (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, <em>Maulele</em> (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, Maulele (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, <em> Waiaka</em> (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, Waiaka (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, <em>Little Bear</em> (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.

Deborah Butterfield, Little Bear (2017). Image courtesy LA Louver.


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