Elvin Hayes poster by Tay Butler
The Houston Rockets have partnered with Contemporary Arts Museum Houston to create limited-edition posters to celebrate each of the 11 Remix Night games on Thursdays and Fridays this season. A different local artist is commissioned for each game to create a poster inspired by the Rockets alumni being honored that night. In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the NBA only 75 posters are available from each artist. Each poster is signed by the Rockets legend.
Poster size is 14" x 20"
Tay Butler is a multidisciplinary artist based in Houston, Texas while teaching and studying in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston and is currently an MFA candidate of the University of Arkansas’ Photography and Studio Art program. His work utilizes photography, collage, video, music, installation and performance to identify and confront history, migration, memory, and identity. In his practice, Butler sources from literature, folklore, national and local media, editorial materials, ephemera, and historical documents—all of which are then digitized, photographed, cut, clipped, extended, collaged, shrunk, enlarged, exposed, uncovered, repeated or redacted, and placed into a new context. Constructing revisionist histories that are fictional but true, authentic yet imagined, these stories act like braids and weave together a rich tapestry that can last longer than human memory. Butler is actively building a portfolio of photography, video and performance exhibitions, and installations. His installation, We Are Still Searching…, was recently included in YardWorks—a biennial public arts program granting Houston-based emerging artists early exhibition opportunities for their site-specific installations and public art projects. It is currently on view at the University of Houston School of Art’s Louise J. Moran Fine Arts Courtyard through February 2022.