Current Location:
Kirkhof Center -> Lower Level (KC)
Location Notes:
KC; Thornapple room 0058

Notes & Thangs Colors & Bangs

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.58.8
Artist:
Herbert Murrie
Credit:
Gift of Herbert and Lisa Murrie
Medium:
Enamel Alkyd, Collage, Polymer Resins on Panel
Date:
2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 49.125 in Width: 24.875 in
Note: Triptych. Dimensions for individual panels.
Description:
Triptych. Colored paper-forms float across a background that resembles clouds in a dark-blue sky.
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. Leave that to happen, rather than following a plan, and it may be more authentic, richer, more alive.”