Never Ending Story

Solo Exhibition of New Works by Jennifer Murray

 

May 23 - June 22, 2013

Opening Reception: May 23, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Salon 97: Artist Talk & Music Listening Party: May 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

 
Left: Ornament Falcon (2012), acrylic on panel, 24" x 18"; Right: Tempest Drawing (2013), acrylic on panel, 24" x 18"

Left: Ornament Falcon (2012), acrylic on panel, 24" x 18"; Right: Tempest Drawing (2013), acrylic on panel, 24" x 18"

 

Porter Contemporary is pleased to announce Never Ending Story, a solo exhibition highlighting the new works of Jennifer Murray opening with an artist’s reception on May 23 from 6:30 to 8:30PM, an artist talk and music listening party on May 30 and continuing through June 22, 2013.

Charcoal, ink, acrylic, photography and animal skulls are simply the beginning of the story to Jennifer Murray’s second solo exhibition at Porter Contemporary. Murray imagines a totemic tribute to the power of mythology rooted in nature through a digital and technical lens.  Murray will explore the ways in which we experience the power of the natural world using the color white in its varied patterns as the basis for interconnectivity as in the juxtaposed images above. On the left in Ornament (Falcon) the white is the micro—the construction of space around living creatures that characterizes an era of surveillance and crowding. On the right, Tempest Drawing, illustrates the macro of planetary movement, of weather patterns, of the increasingly interconnected ecosystem and world.  Murray continues to explore this idea throughout Never Ending Story through various mediums and juxtapositions of work.

“The ‘story’ in these works is my contribution to the timeless practice of harnessing the primordial power of animals and nature to express the mythology of human imaginative existence. That this mythology must constantly be reimagined and retold for each new time is what makes it never ending,” says Jennifer Murray.

Listing Information

What: Never Ending Story – Solo exhibition of new works by Jennifer Murray

Exhibition Dates:May 23 –June22,2013

Opening Reception with the Artists:May 23,6:30–8:30PM

Artist Talk & Music Listening Party: May 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (RSVP required)