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Imagined Realities on show at ArtGeo
5 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 16/12/2018
Michael Vincent Murphy’s solo exhibition Imagined Realities is next show scheduled for Busselton’s ArtGeo Gallery.
Winner of the 2017 City of Busselton Art Award, Murphy has produced twenty new works that entice viewers to look deeper at perceived reality and what it means.
“I work in the realist tradition but I like to challenge myself by inventing many of the objects that appear in my work,” says Murphy.
“This body of work continues my exploration of still life, surrealism and landscape, playing with the composition, lighting and placement of imagined objects within a space. No matter what subject I’m painting, ideas ebb and flow, additions and subtractions are made – sometimes drastic ones. Then at some stage the look and feel of the work seems right and I consider it complete, even though it may be far from my first conception. Not knowing what the end result will be adds to the excitement of painting.”
Murphy won first prize in last year’s City of Busselton Art Award. His winning work Don’t Ask, Imagine has been on show in Busselton’s Community Resource Centre for the past year.
Following the exhibition opening on Friday 9th November, Murphy will talk about his work at ArtGeo Gallery on Saturday 10th November at 11 am. This informal talk is open to everyone and free of charge.
Imagined Realities will remain on show until Sunday 16th December.