Gallery 1: GWEN MURPHY SURREAL WALL DOLLS
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Gwen Murphy continues her exploration of humor and pathos with a series of Wall Dolls. Murphy is primarily a found-object artist, recognized as the creator of Surreal Shoes, an ongoing project. The new textile and clay wall characters clearly reference historic puppetry and illustration. They elicit refrains from classic fantasy fairy-tale illustration, and invite storyline and metaphor with their playfulness.
Supporting the doll project, the artist has included new paintings, assemblage, and Surreal Shoes.
2/2/-4/2 Reception for the artist 5:30 to 8:30 PM February 2
LEFT TO RIGHT:Red Buddha,ash clay,acrylic,textile.; Fake News #1: Faye Canoes. acrylic on panel.$600; Mercury 13. Bathroom Scale, acrylics, ash clay $750; Mind Boggle. acrylic on panel.$550; Ollie.ash clay, acrylic,fabric. $850; Raquel. tennis racquet, porcelain, ash clay, acrylic $950; Venice Florida. acrylic on canvas.$1000;Monsieur Cravat.ash clay,textile,acrylic $600