Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shotgun Review Article, No actual Shotguns

Kim Neudorf has posted a new article about my work at shotgun-review.ca.
Written after my show in the spring at Bilton Contemporary and kept under wraps until now.

"Murray's paintings have a presence that is process and time-based and relates to philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's idea that "there is at the core of time a gaze," as the artist has written about his work as a narrative of layered creation that can be seen nonlinearly. The paintings also relate to a self-generative theme of identity as constant re-habitation either literally or metaphorically, similarly used by recent painters Kristine Moran and Krisjanis Katkins-Gorsline. This is particularly described by Moran in a statement of her work wherein a survival instinct of transformation allows "protagonists" in the paintings an "anthropomorphic value, which transforms them into both shelters and beings at once." "

Read the full article here

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