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Ilse Murdock


January 17 – February 23, 2013

Indeed 2012 oil on canvas
Idol 2012 oil on found frame
Iced Tea 2012
Idiom 2012 oil on canvas
Influence 2012 oil on canvas
I'll 2012 oil on canvas on studio debris mounted on wood
Immanent 2012 oil on found frame
Isle 2012 oil on canvas
Integral 2012 oil on canvas on studio debris mounted wood
Ire 2012 oil on canvas
Is 2012 acrylic on found frame
Idyll 2012 oil on canvas
Ivory 2012 oil on canvas on studio debris mounted on wood
Interloper 2012 oil on canvas on studio debris mounted on wood

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Ilse Murdock. The exhibition marks her first with the gallery. The exhibition will include small and medium-sized oil paintings that were completed over the last two years. The works were all painted outdoors in the landscape. Many were painted in the Palisades Park, Wave Hill, Fort Tilden, landscape locations not far from urban New York, and farther afield locales in Maine and Provincetown.

Included in the group of works presented are several that continue from Murdock’s “Palette Series,” a group of works that incorporate the pallet’s painting dabs across the bottom of the actual paintings; the private realm of the palette, the painter’s movements and gestures, and the public realm of the painted image unify on the canvas. Many of these works are painted on found stretched canvases and pieces of glass. In the artist's newer works, the palettes continue to be located within the actual painting and in some cases include other studio byproducts repurposed beneath the painted surface, which in turn take on a landscape of their own.

The artist lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Parsons School of Design, and a Masters of Fine Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and recently attended the Skowhegan residency. The artist was featured by NY Arts Magazine in the article 30 Artists to Watch in 2012.

For additional information or visuals please contact the gallery at 212.262.5050

Upcoming Exhibition: Interior: Roy McMakin, Joe Brainard, Donald Evans, Jane Freilicher, Nell Blaine, Fairfield Porter and Larry Rivers, among others. February 28 – April 6