And/Or Gallery
Show #27: Brenna Murphy
December 10 - February 18
Opening: Saturday, December 10th, 6pm - 9pm
And/Or Gallery is pleased to announce Brenna Murphy's debut solo show in Los Angeles. Murphy is a multidisciplinary artist who works with a suite of animation and graphics software to produce intricate sculptural domains that blur the borders between virtual and physical, liquid and solid, silicon and carbon, technical and folk. Whether realized in space, rendered on screen, or as some hybrid of the two, Murphy's sculpted realms are as mediated and synthetic as they are meditative and organic. Combining earthly textures and mystical glyphs with the labyrinthine elements of circuitry and crystallography, her distinct aesthetic fabricates objects that feel as if they were artifacts from a future civilization or fossils from an unknown planet. As Murphy says of her process, "I add and carve until the arrangement is balanced in a way that creates a perfectly cohesive, vibrating ecosystem."

Building on this hyper-dimensional approach, Show #27 will feature a range of new pieces across media, including tapestries, 3D-printed sculptures, video works, and a special virtual reality installation, which promises to be the fullest expression of Murphy's desire to create a fluid portal between physical and virtual realms. After entering the installation within the gallery, the viewer will use a VR headset to navigate a virtual sculptural world of abstracted natural elements that complements the physical domain and functions as a vast overlay of it. The Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Julius Bär Foundation recently awarded this work the 2016 P3 Post-Photography Prototyping Prize.

Brenna Murphy (b. 1986, Edmonds, WA) is an American artist based in Portland, Oregon. She has exhibited work at the New Museum First Look and James Cohan, and has had solo shows with Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Future Gallery. She is represented by American Medium and Upfor. Her work has been published in the books SKYFACE SENSRMAP, Central Lattice Sequence, and the monograph Domain~Lattice, and she is the recipient of grants from RACC, Rhizome, and the Oregon Arts Commission. With artist Birch Cooper, she performs as MSHR, which constructs sculptural synthesizers, ritualistic performances, and installations that place the body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light. She holds a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm (and by appointment)

And/Or Gallery
980 S Arroyo Pkwy #200
Pasadena, CA 91105
(214) 676-5347

Earth Coordinate, 2016
digital print

Sky House Flow, 2016
digital print

virtual reality experience concept illustration

EarthStack, 2016
sandstone and mirror (24x24x5.5 in.)