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Margaret Murphy, A Ten-Year Survey Decoding the Market Place: coupons, dollar stores, and eBay

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Rabbit Ears (detail; modified for the postcard), 2007 Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper 20 X 14 Inches © Margaret Murphy
Margaret Murphy, A Ten-Year Survey Decoding the Market Place: coupons, dollar stores, and eBay
Curated by: Midori Yoshimoto

2039 Kennedy Boulevard & 100 Culver Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
January 30th, 2012 - March 7th, 2012
Opening: February 2nd, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.njcu.edu/Art_Galleries.aspx
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
jersey city
EMAIL:  
myoshimoto@njcu.edu
PHONE:  
201-200-3246
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday through Friday, 11am to 5 pm with apppointments
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
New Jersey City University
TAGS:  
feminist, postmodern photography, mixed-media, conceptual, pop, landscape, figurative, modern
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition surveys the last decade of artistic production by Margaret Murphy, an accomplished painter based in Jersey City, New Jersey. Murphy’s vibrant paintings of mass produced objects represent her reflections on consumerism, religion, and gender roles. A deck of cards, a 99-cent store figurine, or a domestic print all find their way into her paintings in provocative and conceptually meaningful ways. Approximately forty select works will include paintings from several important series: The Tarot Cards Series (1997-2000), the Henna Hands series (2001), The Sweet 16 series (2005 – 2007), The Parlor Paintings (2006-2007), Celebration (2008 – 2009), and The Fragments series (2010). Seen together for the first time the paintings and mixed-media works on paper demonstrate Murphy’s consistent engagement in feminist critique of the American commodity culture.

An illustrated catalog of the exhibition will be available.

For further information on the artist, please visit www.margaret-murphy.com

The exhibition will travel to Kresge Foundation Gallery of Ramapo College of New Jersey from March 28 to May 2, 2012, and be available after that period.