Wednesday, December 12, 2007

american allure

Shane Murray (Visceral collage series)
jan. 10 - feb. 16, 2008
opening reception jan. 10, 6 - 8 p.m.

Visceral Collage
Shane Murray

This body of work is driven by a desire to add a three dimensional element to collage and to bring organic form to magazine images. The series is inspired by the twisted and reshaped automobile forms of sculptor John Chamberlain and by my own desire to expand a magazine’s content out of its bound form. Each piece uses whole magazines, cut up,rearranged and re-presented as a sort of meat pulp landscape which conveys the magazine’s subject as both organic form and raw material. These visceral collages immediately display the guts of a magazine through loose intuitive movement, impasto application and texture.

shown below:
Allure magazine
Hustler magazine

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