Born Detroit, 1976 / BA, Bennington College; MFA, Columbia University / Lives in Hamtramck
There is a chrysalis-like flux in the recent artworks of Jason Murphy. You feel it in the roughness of his constructions, as if we’ve interrupted a process, caught something between stages, or found artwork paused mid-construction. You find it in the vacillation of materials, a bit precarious and unstable, with histories and symbolism referencing building, but also breakdown, negligence, and accident. This is artwork precise and unstable, beautiful but a bit unsettling. Continue reading
Anthony Marcellini is an artist, writer, educator, and curator. His artwork and projects have been widely exhibited at venues including MOCAD, Detroit; P-Exclamation, New York; Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore; Witte De With, Rotterdam; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Gothenburg Konsthall; and the Wilkinson Gallery, London. His writing has been published in outlets such as Paletten Art Journal; the web-based publications Nowiswere and Art Practical; and the scholarly journal Detroit Research. He is currently the Programs and Exhibitions Manager of Soul Studio, an art studio for adults with disabilities.