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Porcelain

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YESTERDAY, 2009 Digital Transparency, Mirror, Glass, Acrylic and Oil Paint 13 1/2" X 18" © Courtesy of the artist & PDX Contemporary Art
Porcelain

925 NW Flanders
Portland, Oregon 97209
January 5th, 2010 - January 30th, 2010

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In Porcelain and Other Works, Megan Murphy uses historical events and locations to construct an understanding of how our contemporary selves and culture are informed by the subjectivity of recorded history. From photographs that she has taken on location—places that are often remote and imbued with dramatic, emotional histories—Murphy produces a transparent image that she then mounts between a mirror and a sheet of glass. Then begins a process of building up and removing dozens of layers of paint and text, imbuing the paint with an internal luminosity while replicating the effects of time: actions once taken and now remembered by how they are revealed through the progression and reflection of time.