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SUZY MURPHY U N D E R T H I S W I D E S KY

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SUZY MURPHY U N D E R T H I S W I D E S KY July 17 – September 7, 2020

GALERIE MAXIMILLIAN M O D E R N

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C O N T E M P O R A RY

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602 East Cooper Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 • 970-925-6100 art@galeriemax.com • www.galeriemax.com

602 East Cooper Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 art@galeriemax.com • 970-925-6100 • www.galeriemax.com


“There’s something about being the stranger, about being the outsider, being a traveller in a country that you love but don’t belong to. You see things with a clear eye” – Suzy Murphy


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Under A Snow Filled Sky Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 6


Deep Into Snow Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 7


Out of The Light Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 8


Mirror Lake Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 9


A Single Hour Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 10


This Road I Travel Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 11


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Tennessee Daze Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 14


Until I Am Undone Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 15


Leaving Don’t Go Oil on linen, 2020 Signed verso 60 1/4 � 48 1/8 in (153 � 122 cm) $27,500 16


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Through Snow Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 7 7/8 � 9 7/8 in (20 � 25 cm) $5,500 18


The Road From Here Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 19


Brady’s Mini Mart Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 � 19 3/4 in (63 � 50 cm) $4,500 20


Mac Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 21


Solitude Oil on linen, 2020 Signed verso (60 1/4 � 48 1/8 in) 153 � 122 cm $27,500 22


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Dolores Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 26


Towards The Lake Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 19 3/4 ďż˝ 22 1/8 in (50 ďż˝ 56 cm) $4,500 27


Cabin Fever Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 28


On The Way To Cortez Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 29


When I Close My Eyes Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 30


Red State Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 19 3/4 ďż˝ 22 1/8 in (50 ďż˝ 56 cm) $4,500 31


Here Am I Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 32


When Summer Comes Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 33


Standing in the Field Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 34


I Should Not Sleep Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 35


Only Moments To Telluride Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 7 7/8 � 9 7/8 in (20 � 25 cm) $5,500 36


Road Turns Home Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 37


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Winter Storage Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 40


Cabin’s Dawn Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 41


My Road Through Zion Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 22 1/2 � 18 7/8 in (57 � 48 cm) $4,500 42


Subway Monoprint with hand-painting in oil, 2020 Signed in pencil 24 3/4 ďż˝ 19 3/4 in (63 ďż˝ 50 cm) $4,500 43


A Weight of Snow Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 44


This Land Is White Oil on board, 2020 Signed verso 9 7/8 � 7 7/8 in (25 � 20 cm) $5,500 45


Vast, deserted, majestic landscape with only the smallest hint of a human presence – the headlights of a car or an isolated cabin – are recurrent themes in Suzy Murphy’s work. Her images are not just visual representations of observed landscapes, they are also imbued with a profoundly personal dialogue and underlying political commentary. Deeply autobiographical, her paintings are better understood as a form of self-portraiture. Born in London’s East End in 1964, Suzy Murphy moved to Alberta, Canada at the age of five. The shift from a small tenement apartment, where she lived with her large Irish family, to the vast open landscapes of North America, brought an enormous emotional shift. This experience became the creative catalyst that informs the tranquillity and magical realism of her work. Suzy Murphy’s love of North America has remained and she continues to travel extensively on annual road trips from the monumental landscapes of the Rocky Mountains to the sprawling townships and prairies. Her diarised sketches record her trips and these small, spontaneous images become the basis for her paintings. The narrative of her life is the subconscious thread that runs throughout her work and continues to quietly but surely present itself. Suzy Murphy is an alumna of St Martin’s School of Art, London in 1982. Her work is held in many important public and private collections worldwide. Suzy Murphy continues to live and work in London, England.

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Suzy Murphy in her studio, London 2019. Photograph by Emma Hardy

BIOGRAPHY


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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Under This Wide Sky, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen Harbour Island, Lyndsey Ingram, London 2019 I Won’t Look Away, Lyndsey Ingram, London 2018 E/AB Fair, Lyndsey Ingram, New York London Original Print Fair, Lyndsey Ingram, London 21st Century Women, Unit London 2017 When I Close My Eyes, Masters and Contemporary, London 2016 National Open Art, London, (Landscape Award) Pallant House, Chichester, (NOA Landscape Award) 2014-15 What I Thought I Saw, Mead Carney, London 2014 Threadneedle Prize, Mall Gallery, London 2010 Threadneedle Prize, Mall Gallery, London

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“I guess in the paintings you are always setting off, or in transit, but you never arrive, and that can leave you with an uncomfortable feeling. And I want the viewer to go on this emotional journey with me... but I don’t know where it ends.” – Suzy Murphy


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