Peggy Murphy February 6 – 29, 2020

Peggy Murphy: The Still Life Question, acrylic on canvas, 40″x40″, 2019

The Still Life Question

Opening: First Thursday, February 6th, 5:00–8:00pm

Shift Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5pm or by appointment

A fan, a doll’s head, a rubber heart and toy microscope are just a few of the objects that end up populating a series of still life paintings  from Peggy Murphy. Rather than impose meaning on this rag-tag group of objects gathered from her studio, Murphy relies on the act of painting to reveal the intent of her work. Investigating stability, boundaries and identities within this  genre provides her some surprising answers to the Still Life Question.   – Peggy Murphy