22 x 30″
Silk screen and acrylic on paper
Murmurations by Deirdre Murphy
Friday, September 6th – Saturday, October 19th
First Friday Receptions September 6th and October 4th 5 – 7pm
In conjunction with POST: Philadelphia Open Studios Tours (in October 2013)
Artist Deirdre Murphy explains Murmurations by stating, “My work investigates constellations of movements. I am especially interested in the patterns, murmurations and energy concentrated in the collective intelligence of bird flocks. I am fascinated by the rules that guide the collective swarm to pulse, shift and change…What creates this uncanny, beautiful coordination of these birds? How does their collective consciousness cause the flock to paint such abstract shapes in the sky? …In my paintings. I try and decode patterns to find the push or pulse within, to discover the visual force of energy that makes unpredictable abstract shapes…”
Deirdre Murphy holds an M.F.A. from University of Pennsylvania and earned her B.F.A. at Kansas City Art Institute. Murphy’s artwork is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Melanee Cooper Gallery, (Chicago), Vita Gallery, (Portland, OR). Group exhibitions include The Painting Center (NY), The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Abington Art Center, Phoenix Gallery, (NY); Bowery Gallery, (NY); Portland Institute of Contemporary Art; Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. Murphy has received grants from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and the Leeway Foundation.