IMAGES Left to Right: The spectral mists of dawn shrouded the trees and hung low along the landscape, 2014, Mixed media on paper, 50 x 40 in / 127 x 101.6 cm; Beneath the furtherest known stack, 2013, Mixed media on paper, 40 x 60 in / 101.6 x 152.4 cm
Thursday, February 6, 6-9pm
Exhibition Opening Reception at A.I.R. Gallery
Melissa Murray's Mixed Media Works Featured in Traverse
Traverse, a dual exhibition of Melissa Murray and Erica Stoller, will be on view at A.I.R. Gallery February 6 through March 2.
Melissa Murray’s and Erica Stoller’s work, presented side-by-side, creates a companionable counterpoint of basic elements, with respectful disregard of subject matter and materials. The recurring use of line speaks loudly throughout each artist’s work. It represents an aggressive movement, a physical object of restraint—and becomes a living entity in its own right. Spatial environments are created in Murray’s and Stoller’s work, that connect and transcend the diverse media of these two artists.
The pieces exhibited in Traverse are simpatico within a conversation about the nature and points of interaction in a constructed landscape. During the exhibition, a soundscape created by Impala Static will add to the discussion, enhancing and enlivening these varied landscapes.
Date/s + Time/s
Opening Reception: Thursday 6 February, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 6 February - Sunday 2 March
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm
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ABOUT MELISSA MURRAY
Melissa Murray's large, two-dimensional works on paper focus on the idea of freezing an active moment of thought. Maintaining a studio practice where her ideas are bombarded with a successive rotation of images, the clusters gather into patterns through which a metaphor and visual narrative is born. By concentrating on the presented theme, patterns, colors and shifts in space begin to narrate her compositions. Melissa relies on a stream of consciousness to present an honest story, making each work a collection of coded memories—quieted yet clarified—by capturing the slightest moment in thought. Murray focuses on the ideas of filters, taking imagery from old structures and blending in thoughts and moments of a contemporary life.
Murray is a Brooklyn-based artist, often working large-scale with mixed media on paper. Her work has previously appeared in group exhibitions throughout the United States and published and reviewed in L Magazine, The Village Voice, Juxtapoz Magazine, Beautiful Decay Magazine, Art Czar and the NY Arts Magazine. Her drawings were also selected as a showcase winner on Artslant.com in 2012 and as one the finalist for ArtistsWanted.org. A limited edition series of prints has recently been released by Welcome to Company and she is currently working with Contaminate NYC on two exhibitions in New York City.
Amy Kisch, Founder + CEO, AKArt Advisory