MoMA Museum of Modern Art

Elizabeth Murray

23 Oct 2005 - 09 Jan 2006

Installation view of the exhibition, "Elizabeth Murray"
October 23, 2005–January 9, 2006. IN1955.1.
Photograph by Thomas Griesel.
Elizabeth Murray (American, b. 1940) belongs to a generation of artists who emerged in the 1970s and whose exposure to Cubist-derived Minimalism and Surrealist-influenced Pop inspired experimentation with new modes of expression that would bridge the gap between these two historical models. In this context, Murray has produced a singularly innovative body of work. Warping, twisting, and knotting her constructed canvases, she has given the elastic shapes of classic surrealism a space in their own image. This comprehensive exhibition includes approximately seventy-five paintings and works on paper, from the earliest phase of Murray’s career in the 1960s through her most recent work.

Organized by Robert Storr, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

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