Katie Murray Opening Tonight @ SVA Gallery

IN LEAVES NO STEP HAD TRODDEN BLACK is an exhibition of past and recent alumni of the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography program.

The title of the show, a line from the well-known Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken, suggests both the innumerable possibilities of implying narrative with photography, as well as the numerous choices each artist has made in their use of the medium.

Katie Murray – School of Visual Arts, BFA 1997, and Yale University MFA, 2000, will be featured in tonight’s opening of the exhibit.

  • School of the Visual Arts
  • July 6th – July 20th
  • 209 E. 23rd Street
  • Reception July 6th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Katie Murray Curates Exhibition @ Alice Austen House Museum


Curated by Katie Murray and Joseph Maida
July 1 – September 5, 2010
Opening reception: Sunday, July 11, from 2-7pm

The Alice Austen House Museum is pleased to announce its 2010 summer exhibition, HOUSED. This group show marks the curatorial debut of artists Katie Murray and Joseph Maida.

HOUSED draws from Murray’s and Maida’s ongoing dialog with fellow photographers and video artists who explore fresh approaches to the subject matter of home. The individuals included in this exhibition are successors to a generation of American artists whose photographs interpret social, cultural, and political events through the restaging of personal occurrences in suburban living rooms and backyards. While this previous generation depicts the literal stage and accompanying narratives of domestic life, the artists in Housed present a more analytical approach to the American home. HOUSED contextualizes the works of thirteen living artists by exhibiting them, alongside the work of Victorian-era photographer Alice Austen, in Austen’s historic home on Staten Island.

HOUSED includes Kathryn Parker Almanas, Alice Austen, David Deutsch, Matt Ducklo, Benjamin Donaldson, Kyle Ganson, Peter Garfield, Christopher Miner, Catherine Opie, Abby Robinson, Victoria Sambunaris, Peter Stanglmayr, Penelope Umbrico, and Jessica Watson.

This exhibition is accompanied by a critical essay, “A Guided Tour,” written by Susan Bright and made possible by the generous support of Dear Dave Magazine.

Katie Murray and Joseph Maida met as graduate students at Yale School of Art in 1999 and are on the faculty, along with Susan Bright, at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.   Katie Murray is also on the faculty of Hunter College In New York City.

For further information about HOUSED, or to obtain writing or images, please contact the Alice Austen House Museum Curator, Paul Moakley, by telephone at (718) 816-4506 or send an email to housedtheshow@gmail.com.

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Paul Murphy Awarded Rose Prize by Royal Academy of Arts

Paul Murphy has triumphed at this years’ Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London.

The winning image, which was photographed in Idaho, is from a series that uses backyards to reveal the owner’s personality.

The Summer Exhibition has been held every year since 1769 and has become the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition, attracting over 11,000 entries this year alone.

The Summer Exhibition runs from June 14th until August 22nd and was filmed for a BBC special edition of The Culture Show.

Royal Academy – Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, United Kingdom
020 7300 8000

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In Katie Murray’s video of a high school girls’ drill team in Queens, New York, images, movement, and sound converge to offer a riveting collective portrait and commentary on the nature of femininity, urban popular culture, group dynamics, and contemporary ritual. Girls in 4/4, Murray’s first video, is strongly related to her bodies of photographic work that centers on images of youth and family. The drill team depicted is one in which her younger sister participated during her high school years; over this four year period Murray observed and experimented with various ways to portray the team, drawn to the powerful imagery of its precision and focus. First attempting and then ultimately rejecting still photography as too static for the subject at hand, Murray turned to video as a way to best convey the dynamic presence of the team in action and most importantly, the thunderous noise produced by its footsteps.

Girls in 4/4 opens June 12, 2010, from 7-10pm and runs through July 31, 2010. World Class Boxing is open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, and is located at 170 NW 23rd Street, Miami FL 33127.



The book, Brand Building Print, a collaboration between Amber and art director Jeremy Bristol, won a Silver Pencil at the 2010 One Show and won a Graphis Magazine Gold at their 2011 Design Annual Awards.
Amber will also be showing in the After Shock Show which opens this month in New York city.
In July, look for an interview with Amber and her studio manager/business partner, Julian Bernstein, in Wink Magazine. (www.wink-mag.com)

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