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Floral Preparations Instigate Trivial Actions in Ethan Murrow’s Meticulous Graphite Drawings

Floral Preparations Instigate Trivial Actions in Ethan Murrow’s Meticulous Graphite Drawings

Floral Arrangements Instigate Trivial Actions in Ethan Murrow’s Meticulous Graphite Drawings



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#black and white
#drawing
#flowers
#graphite
#surreal

March 7, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Retreat” (2022), graphite on paper, 36 x 36 inches. All photos © Ethan Murrow and courtesy of Winston Wächter Effective Artwork New York, shared with permission

In his solo exhibition Magic Bridge, Vermont-born artist Ethan Murrow (beforehand) overwhelms his topics with sprawling floral assemblages that cloud their senses and judgment. The graphite drawings middle largely on figures endeavor precarious and trivial actions to exert some type of management, typically by way of futile underwater adventures and inexplicable actions atop picket platforms.

On view at Winston Wächter by way of April 30, the meticulous renderings are tinged with parody and embrace the weird and indeterminate. Along with the smaller works on paper, Murrow can be making a large-scale mural in his signature imaginative fashion on the New York gallery—see the work-in-progress on Instagram. Every of the items “mull(s) the strains between logic and perception,” he writes.

A limited-edition lithograph of Murrow’s “Planting Time” is at present obtainable from Deb Chaney Editions, and the artist additionally has works on view at Winston Wächter’s Seattle area by way of March 19.

 

“Garnering” (2021), graphite on paper, 48 x 48 inches

“Drumbeat” (2022), graphite on paper, 48 x 36 inches

“Concord” (2021), graphite on paper, 80 x 46 inches

“Conviction” (2022), graphite on paper, 36 x 48 inches

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“Glow” (2022), graphite on paper, 36 x 36 inches

“The Vaudeville Admiral” (2021), excessive movement acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches

#black and white
#drawing
#flowers
#graphite
#surreal

 

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