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Threshold presents a series of large scale drawings examining the relationship between architectural exterior and psychological interior.
Murray’s recent work begins with the assumption that designed form carries both base human imagery and accumulated historical meaning; however with the understanding that the sheer ubiquity and endless remixing of these forms has a neutralizing effect on this embedded meaning at the level of everyday experience. The result is an abundance of form that seems relatable and teases our intellectual curiosity while remaining largely mysterious; a blank slate that is actually anything but.
These unique conditions of the built environment allow for a complementary relationship with our psychological interior, where the experience of exterior forms can often serve as a scaffold or landing place for our inner thoughts.
Using designed forms as raw material for a still life subject, Murray creates drawings which are at once interior and exterior, still life and portrait, in an attempt to concretize and share this nuance of lived experience.