Catherine Murphy questions our relationship to the commonplace

In the NY Sun David Cohen writes that the real enigma of Murphy’s treatment of the perceived world is that she is “neither hyperrealistic nor impressionistic, nor is she so remote from her own facture as to achieve — or seem to want to achieve — total verisimilitude. The Greeks had a concept of ekphrasis, … read more… “Catherine Murphy questions our relationship to the commonplace”

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Ann Craven’s bird and moon paintings

While Craven first exhibited paintings of the moon in 1996, she began the current series of moon paintings—now numbering into the hundreds—in 2001, working on the rooftop of her Harlem studio, also in Maine, and most recently in France, during a fall 2007 artist residency. Each of the small, square (14 x 14 inches) canvases … read more… “Ann Craven’s bird and moon paintings”

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