‘Panting’ is a solo exhibition of paintings by Aileen Murphy at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.
With this series of new paintings, Murphy responds to a fundamental set of questions: How can a painting remain open and yet still hold together? What is elastic space? How can painting complicate its own space, or abstract the figure? Furthermore, the artist states that each work also asks a different question, and each possessing a different voice.
Described by fellow artist Julia Dubsky as ‘recalciltrant’, Murphy’s paintings buck style and taste in a manner that draws out deeply human physical or emotional sensations such as laughing, crying, kissing, licking. When felt intensely, these are uncontrollable actions, and Murphy amplifies their physicality, sound and texture through a vivid palette and defiant gestural mark-making.
‘Panting’ runs from the 20th September to the 16th November 2019.
For more information, please see: http://www.templebargallery.com/gallery/exhibition/aileen-murphy