QUALITY REMAINS: New screenprints by BT Livermore
Opening reception 9.1.2017 at 7PM
"The concept behind “Quality Remains” started simply enough, with the basic idea of finding a way to combine two of my professional pursuits, sign painting and printmaking. Butte, Montana is full of fantastic ghost signs from the first half of the 20th Century, seemingly more concentrated, and in better condition than signs of the same era in other cities. These signs still speak to passersby, even after the advertised business has closed, perhaps a half a century ago or longer. Some are but a whisper of their former self, but the words are still there, if you look just right, still clinging to their brick, wood, and stucco canvases."
BT Livermore is an artist currently living and working in Butte, Montana, after an 11 year stint in Portland. He works mostly within the realms of sign painting and screenprinting, but also gets his hands dirty often thanks to letterpress, illustration, and woodworking too.