Blossoming; the idea of duration
and growth in image-making in the Venetian environment
Greg Murr / € 695,00 / 72 hours
August 3-13 2011
Fundamental to the act of making something is the component of duration. It takes time to construct, paint or otherwise render any thing out of any material. This passing of time is embedded in the resulting product, whether it be a picture, object, or experience. Duration as a concept is an austere and discrete narrative that underlies all phenomena and reveals itself via the change of anything from one phase to another.
Venice provides an extraordinary variety of resources through which we can explore the concept of duration. Evolving ideas and visions are embedded in everything from architecture to the forever mutating economic forces that guide commerce—even the natural habitat of the lagoon offers its own sense of temporal narrative.
This seminar investigates how we recognize, interpret and express duration as a subject within image-making. Examining Venice through the lens of the narrative, one rediscovers this extremely particular urban habitat and finds new ways of thinking about making art. Today’s professional artists, including those exhibiting at the concurrent Venice Biennale, will provide additional direction with respect to recording time. Course projects will include techniques in watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing and monotype printmaking. Participants will also develop an installation-oriented ‘work in progress,’ that will begin the first class day and evolve each day thereafter, through the duration of the course.
Gregory James Murr
SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2011 The Grammar of the Douro, Arvore School of Art, Oporto, Portugal (forthcoming) Notes and Observations on Nature, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago(forthcoming) Fluvial; Water Drawings by Greg Murr, Miller Art Gallery, Otterbein University, Columbus, Ohio 2009 The Usual Politics, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York Mississippi Paintings, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Awash; cambi fantastici della laguna veneziana, Galleria il Sotoportego, Venice 2007 Drawing the Water’s Edge, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Waterline, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine 2006 Land and Sea, Galleria il Sotoportego, Scuola di Grafica, Venice 2005 Hudson River Overview, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut 2004 Tropism:New Works on Paper, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice 2003 New Drawings and Paintings, Perimeter Gallery, New York 2001 Recent Paintings, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe (also 2000, 1999, 1998)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Advancing Tradition; 20 years of printmaking at Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas Bestiary, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York Cities in Flux, WhiteConcepts Contemporary Art, Berlin Gesture (inclusive), Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus (travels to Kuhn Fine Art Gallery, Marion, OH) 2009 Space Matrix I; Invention of Spaces, WhiteConcepts in collaboration with Atelier-Lofts, Berlin Internal Compasses, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland Americana, The Front, New Orleans 2008 Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the Dyke Collection, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (travels to Naples Museum of Art) Change the Position; Jan Bauer & Greg Murr, Loeser-Marzi Projects, Berlin Preview: Berlin Art Fair, Loeser-Marzi Projects, Berlin Pressing Matters; Artists of Flatbed Press, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 2006 Hot Picks/06, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah Fresh Ink; Flatbed Editions, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, Austin Greg Murr, Linda Plotkin, Paul Rinaldi, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Premio Leonardo Sciascia, Centro per l’Incisione, Museo dell’Agro Veientano, Formello (Rome) (travels to Florence, Venice, Milan through 2007) 2005 Prints into Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Fresh Ink: Prints from Flatbed Press, Salt Lake Arts Center, Salt lake City Unseen Forces; Greg Murr and Lana Bernberg, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Views from Venice; the Collection of the Scuola di Grafica, The Center for Book Arts, New York Inaugural Exhibition, JET Artworks, Washington, D.C. 2004 Printed Matter, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut Chaos/Control, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Emerging: Franklin Evans, Greg Murr, Ruby Palmer, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
2007 Flatbed Press, Austin, TX (also 2000) 2004 Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM 2003 Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, CA 2001 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Whitney Museum of American Art Philadelphia Museum of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe Davis Museum, Wellesley College Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln University of New Mexico Art Museum Progressive Collection Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Wake Forest University
The University of Iowa, Iowa City Kansas City Art Institute University of Nebraska, Lincoln Ohio State University Otterbein University Wake Forest University University of Wisconsin, Madison
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