Wil Murray explores the idea of the journey as transformative, using painting, photography, and collage to investigate the effect of time and motion upon substance. Objects transmute beyond their original purpose, becoming forms in space: painted,
photographed, repainted, or collaged with cutouts or fabric swatches. For example, Murray’s process might involve repainting found images of landscapes or interiors, collaging them with fabric, photographing them in black and white, then recolouring single or multiple exposures with oil paint. Born in Calgary, Murray studied painting at ACAD; he now lives and works between Okotoks and Berlin, Germany. His work was selected for the Alberta Biennale (2015) and featured in the Carte Blanche Vol. 2 exhibition for top national painters at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (2008). Murray
also received an Honorable Mention in the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition. He has participated in Dialogues Art Projects at the London Art Fair (2015); Papier Art Fair, P|M Gallery (2013); ArtMRKT Fair (2013); Art Toronto (2015, 2013); and the Manchester Contemporary, VITRINE (2013). Murray’s work will be featured in the upcoming Alberta Biennale 2017.
Selected solo exhibitions: The Enemies of the Novel, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver (2015); On Invasive Species and Infidelity, Art Gallery of Alberta (2015); Please Boss Remember Me, VITRINE, London (2014); Die Welt In Farben P|M Gallery, Toronto (2014); Modulations, Library Cote-St.Luc, Montreal (2012); and Last Summer I Build A 1:8 Scale Model of Your Vagina, Staatsgalerie Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin (2011). Selected group shows: A Journey from a sweeping gesture to a lasting effect, VITRINE, Basel, CH (2016); NOT A PHOTO, The Hole, New York (2015); ‘Sought’ at Jarvis Hall Fine Art (2015); Art in the Home 2, Contemporary Arts Society, York, UK (2014); The Combinational, Studio 1.1, London (2014); The Painting Project, GALERIE DE L’UQAM, Montreal (2013).
“Vic and Blood 2″
5″ x 7” SepiaToned Silver Gelaton Print
Silent Auction Lot#126
Fair Market Value $1250