Gallery Talk: Michelle Murphy
@ Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
820 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Opening Tuesday, September 5th, from 6PM - 7:30PM
Michelle Murphy will discuss her practice and current photographs on view in LUMA’s Works on Paper Gallery as a part of her “Responsive Beauty” exhibition.
Free to the public.
On view until October 21, 2017 — “Responsive Beauty” explores the complexities of creating abstract work that is sociopolitical in content. Michelle Murphy’s photographs feature beauty products as art materials and consider the triangular relationship between consumer culture, the beauty industry, and the wage disparity between genders. The resulting images reveal the capacity of cosmetics to function as both a metaphor and a consumable object. Murphy is a Chicago-based artist who has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a photographer for NASA for more than a decade.
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