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Marilyn Murphy: Clouds, Dreams

Presented by Tinney Contemporary at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville TN

Apr 23 2022
May 21 2022
Marilyn Murphy: Clouds, Dreams

Tinney Contemporary is proud to present Clouds, Dreams, a new body of work from Marilyn Murphy.

Marilyn Murphy’s subtly surreal drawings and paintings are rooted in the visual language of mid-century advertising, cookbooks, found photographs, and scientific archives. Executed with a profound command of technique and attention to detail, Murphy conjures a haunting dreamscape which distills–and unsettles–idyllic notions of American industry and domesticity. The artist describes subjects and objects with a surrealist slant: giant pastries hover overhead of anonymous protagonists, mysterious art deco buildings float amongst the clouds, fire encroaches upon poolside canopies and garden parties. Murphy plumbs the depths of our distinctly American collective unconscious, an ambivalent space shaped by commodity and mass-marketing, vacillating between desire and violence, comfort and terror.

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  • May 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 18, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 20, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)

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Opening Reception during the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, May 7, 2PM-8PM.

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