Realizing Beauty: Photographs by Nick Butler

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Emerging photographer Nick Butler presents work from his ongoing series, which focuses on the diversity and uniqueness of the human body. He intends to “encourage everyone to love themselves no matter their gender, size, shape, or color” and hopes that his photographs “challenge the current cultural views of what constitutes a beautiful body.”

“If we all conformed to society’s ever changing standard of beauty,” the artist states, “these photographs could not have been made.”

This exhibition is organized by independent curator Gerald Mead.


About the artist

Nick Butler is a native of Maryland who currently lives and works in Buffalo, NY. He studied photography at SUNY Buffalo State with Les Krims and Jim Sylvia, and has won numerous awards in national college photography contests. He has been included in group exhibitions at the New York State Museum, the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany, Studio Hart, CEPA Gallery, El Museo, the Czurles-Nelson Gallery at SUNY Buffalo State, and the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. In 2015, Butler had solo exhibitions of his photographs at Glow Gallery in Buffalo and MusicalFare Theatre in Amherst, NY.


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