Emily Murray

November 24, 2020 to June 30, 2021


I am interested in the concepts surrounding identity and explore these ideas through looking introspectively at myself, my interests, and collections. I draw from personal images that reflect small moments of compelling composition or contemplation. I work intuitively and in a way that preserves the emotional energy within the situation. I utilize multiple mediums to capture the feeling from the moment that I first took the picture. In paintings, I alter the color and level of detail to play with abstraction. While my drawings and print works are drawn freehand to allow my natural gestural energy to interpret the moment more freely, I also use text as a tool to further convey ideas or feelings that don’t feel complete as an image alone. Together the body of work covers the different forms of identity I find myself searching for. Identity is an elusive topic that no one has quite the right answers for; my work explores this through making work about material, color, and energy.     -Emily Murray         
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