Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Recreation Center -> Recreation Center
-> 1st Floor
Location Notes:
RC; D135, 1st floor, left from D137

Broken Dreams

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.58.4
Artist:
Herbert Murrie
Credit:
Gift of Herbert and Lisa Murrie
Medium:
Enamel Alkyd, Mixed Medium Collage, Polymer Resins on Wood Panels
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48 in Width: 96 in
Description:
Blotches of color and black and white, like torn bits of paper, covering a pale purple background.
Historical Context:
This piece was a part of Herbert Murrie’s exhibition “Chance,” which showed in Asciano, Sienna. The exhibition followed a path through town, beginning at the Church of San Francesco, terminating at the Museum of Palazzo Corboli. Murrie is reported stating that he wanted “to send a message of positivity, let us know that a possibility exists even in times of political, economic, and social crisis. The composition between different shapes, colors, textures, proportions, and harmonies becomes an abstract system similar to that of music.”