Peggy Murphy | Song to the Moon

August 4-27, 2022

First Thursday Art Walk August 4, 2022 5-8pm

In Dvorak’s opera Rusalka, Song to the Moon is the water nymph Rusalka’s plea to the moon for guidance and assistance.  Making this work felt like a plea, a prayer, or a bargaining of sorts.  As if by making this work the topsy-turviness and uncertainty of my world would somehow righten itself onto a smoother and brighter path.

I revisited an evolving set of actors from previous work- the dog, the bear, the clown/boy/baby the birds and reconfigured them in new relationships.  Surprisingly, these paintings compelled themselves into being rather than the slow painterly evolution of previous work. With this work I hoped to lay this familiar imagery to rest and offer it as  both an appeasement and expression of gratitude. I hope you enjoy my Song to the Moon. 

Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 4pm, face coverings encouraged (policy subject to change).

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Peggy Murphy