Ivan Murphy - River
Ivan Murphy - Somewhere Else
Ivan Murphy - Beach Access II
Ivan Murphy - Edifice
Ivan Murphy - Entry 10
Ivan Murphy - Entry IV
Ivan Murphy - Industrial Coast II
Ivan Murphy - Site of Diminishing Returns
Ivan Murphy - Somewhere Else II
Ivan Murphy - North Commons
Ivan Murphy - Urban Field
Ivan Murphy - St. Lawrence
Ivan Murphy - Tarmac, Winter
Ivan Murphy - Grey Autumn Site
Ivan Murphy - Tarmac
Ivan Murphy - River (Detail)
Ivan Murphy - Entry IV
Ivan Murphy - The Artist and Collector
IVAN MURPHY
Ivan Murphy
11/15/2008 - 12/6/2008
1PM - 4PM
Ivan Murphy will be in attendance
 
Artist's Statement


These paintings are about both interior and exterior geographies,
with the canvas as a site of transition where content is constantly
re-worked and altered to follow shifting memories and impressions.
Painting has always been firmly connected to landscape, including the
status and effect of human involvement; but the experience and memory
of a particular place is the impetus for the work. Over time, memory
retains only relevant aspects of a place, until the work is gradually
distilled into almost iconic isolates.

The immense quiet and serenely concealed wreckage of a winter
clear-cut has provided direction for more recent work (the series of
paintings); the physical process of painting parallels the process and
attributes of the site towards a balance between observed reality and
personal contemplation.


Biography

Ivan Murphy (b. Quebec City, 1964) obtained his degree in
Communication Design (Honours) from NSCAD in 1992. He currently paints
full-time in Halifax, and teaches part-time at NSCAD University. Work
has been shown in public venues including the Khyber Centre for the
Arts, Anna Leonowens Gallery (NSCAD), and the Mount Saint Vincent
University Gallery, as well as at private galleries in Halifax,
Toronto, Calgary, and the Lieutenant Governor's residence, Nova Scotia.
Murphy's work appears in significant private and public collections. In
2004 Murphy was on the selection committee for the Nova Scotia Art Bank
Purchase Program. He was awarded grants from the Nova Scotia Department
of Culture in 2004 and 2007. Murphy also participated in a cultural
trade mission to Los Angeles in 2003 with The Honourable Myra A.
Freeman, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.