New Work

Elizabeth Murray
September 14–November 13, 1988

New York–based artist Elizabeth Murray explores the tensions between representation and abstraction in her work. Fracturing forms into fragments, she sees shapes as masks or armor that represent — even uncover — her own fears and desires. Some paintings featured in New Work: Elizabeth Murray extend the limits of the medium beyond material and surface; hollowed-out canvases reveal segments of the wall behind, drawing attention not only to the fact of painting, but to the entire, combined reality of paint, canvas, and display.

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