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Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Painting by Herbert Murrie

Franklin & Eleanor, enamel alkyd, mixed media, polymer resins on wood panel, 40" x 48", 2009, GVSU, 2015.58.6, Gift of Herbert and Lisa Murrie

Franklin & Eleanor, enamel alkyd, mixed media, polymer resins on wood panel, 40" x 48", 2009, GVSU, 2015.58.6, Gift of Herbert and Lisa Murrie

Date and Time

Friday, February 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

  • Haas Center for Performing Arts » 1121 - GVSU Art Gallery

Description

For over 40 years, Herbert Murrie had a successful advertising and design career based in Chicago. As a result of his artistic upbringing and personal drive, he often returned to the studio in pursuit of a more spontaneous and freeing output. In 1988, Murrie began painting seriously and by the late 1990’s he was exhibiting regularly. Over the next 10 to 15 years evidence of his freed state leapt off the canvas. Controlled manipulation of paint and color bore witness to his understanding of design, while his process of working intuitively noted elements of the artistic movements he grew up with in the mid-20th century.

Like many artists, Murrie often draws back and then returns to work he feels is unfinished. This exhibition examines the ebb and flow of his creative process, while looking back at his painting career and forwards to a new body of work. It includes 26 pieces that span his career as a painter – from 1995 to present. They are drawn out of private collections and the GVSU permanent collection, which includes 16 works that were donated by Herbert and Lisa Murrie in 2015.

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 18, 5 - 7 PM
1121 Haas Center for Performing Arts

Explorations in Painting Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 28, 11 AM - 12 PM
1121 Haas Center for Performing Arts

New Music Ensemble Composition Competition
Thursday, March 1, 2018 7:30 PM
1121 Haas Center for Performing Arts

 

Information

gvsu.edu/artgallery

Contact

Art Gallery, 616-331-2563

Category

Recurring:

This event also occurred on 1/15/2017, 1/16/2017, 1/15/2018, 1/16/2018, 1/17/2018, 1/19/2018, 1/22/2018, 1/23/2018, 1/24/2018, 1/26/2018 and 35 others

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