New York, NY. Porter Contemporary is pleased to announce Never Ending Story, a solo exhibition highlighting the new works of Jennifer Murray opening with an artist’s reception on May 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, an artist talk and music listening party on May 30 and continuing through June 22, 2013.
Charcoal, ink, acrylic, photography and animal skulls are simply the beginning of the story to Jennifer Murray’s second solo exhibition at Porter Contemporary. Murray imagines a totemic tribute to the power of mythology rooted in nature through a digital and technical lens. Murray will explore the ways in which we experience the power of the natural world using the color white in its varied patterns as the basis for inter-connectivity. In Ornament (Falcon) the white is the micro—the construction of space around living creatures that characterizes an era of surveillance and crowding. Tempest Drawing illustrates the macro of planetary movement, of weather patterns, of the increasingly interconnected ecosystem and world. Murray continues to explore this idea throughout Never Ending Story through various mediums and juxtapositions of work.
“The ‘story’ in these works is my contribution to the timeless practice of harnessing the primordial power of animals and nature to express the mythology of human imaginative existence. That this mythology must constantly be reimagined and retold for each new time is what makes it never ending,” says Jennifer Murray.
What: Never Ending Story – Solo exhibition of new works by Jennifer Murray
Exhibition Dates: May 23 – June 22, 2013
Opening Reception with the Artists: May 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Press Preview: May 23, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Artist Talk & Music Listening Party: May 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (RSVP required)
Where: Porter / Contemporary, 548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC
Gallery Hours: Tues & Wed by appointment; Thurs 11 - 8 PM; Fri & Sat 11 - 6 PM
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About Jennifer Murray
Jennifer Murray is originally from Livermore, California. She utilizes both her study of visual art at Carnegie Mellon University, and, more recently, her study of sociology, history, and gender politics at NYU, to construct a body of work that chronicles her personal observations of social unrest, power structures, and the fallibility of culture. In addition to multiple locations in New York City, Jennifer has shown her work in Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Miami, and Mermaid Beach, Australia. She has participated in International art fairs in both New York City and Miami, most recently the Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. She lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
About Porter Contemporary
Launched in 2006, Porter Contemporary is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists from around the world whose work embodies both skill and risk taking. The mission of Porter Contemporary continues to be based on founder Jessica L. Porter's vision of opening contemporary art collecting to a broader audience. Over the past seven years, the gallery has earned a dedicated following of new and established collectors who value art that pushes boundaries.
In addition to presenting many distinctive exhibitions throughout the year, Porter Contemporary also provides art consultation services, collection management and artwork installation. Porter Contemporary is located in New York's Chelsea district at 548 West 28th Street, just steps away from the beautiful High Line Park -- like the gallery, a place to experience art and life from a new perspective.