Thursday, July 30, 2009

David Murphree: Machines in the Ghost

Machines in the Ghost
New Paintings by David L. Murphree explore the intersection of industry and the natural world.

How can you measure the transformation of the natural landscape in the wake of American industrialism? Fayetteville artist David L. Murphree confronts that dilemma in an exhibit of contemporary oil paintings, “Machines in the Ghost,” on display July 15 – August 29 at the Fayetteville Underground's Revolver and Hive Galleries. The show features 24 new paintings that investigate the dichotomous relationship between the organic world and the scientific apprehension of it in abstract field paintings of intense color and boundless space.

Born in rural Mississippi, Murphree was raised with an abiding concern for the natural riches of the Deep South. At the same time, hours spent in the laboratory with his father, a pioneer in the field of plasma physics, stimulated the artist’s fascination with actualizing the forces of nature through the lens of physical science. Murphree is quick to point out, “These influences combined form the central theme of my painting: the land and the battles it wages with the technologies of our age.” Join us at the opening reception for David Murphree's exhibition on First Thursday, August 6 from 5-8pm.

Pictured above:
Solar Wind
© David Murphree
Image Courtesy of Artist

Fayetteville Underground is located on the East side of Fayetteville's historic square at One East Square Plaza.

Fayetteville Underground
Gallery hours
W-F 12-7pm
Saturday 8am -2pm.
4 Galleries
Open studios
Join us on First Thursday Art Walk at the Fayetteville Underground on August 6th 5-8pm.

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