Morgan-Richard Murphey — Doggone Abstraktion
Past: February 23 → March 30, 2013
Predominantly in an idiom of straightforward comic realism, much of the material is rooted in autobiographical experience; The work derives from my undergraduate thesis work in 2012. This was a period in my life when, although I was surrounded by Abstract Painters, Gender-Identity-Performance-Artists, Minimalists, Print Makers, Lifestyle Photographers, Net Artists, CGI Pornographers, and more, I was all alone in a philosophical contemplation which itself focused on metaphysical loneliness.
This exhibition consists of about fifteen abstract paintings. Some of the works begin to exist in an ambiguous place between painting and sculpture, making light of these malleable terms. I continue to use the dog motif as a departure to explore abstraction, while the dog engages in his own exploration of existence itself.
Doggone Abstraktion is american artist Morgan-Richard Murphey’s first solo show in Europe. Born in 1989 in San Diego, he lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Opening Saturday, February 23, 2013 5 PM → 9 PM