18/01/2023 - 25/02/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Catherine Murphy

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

Working primarily in painting and drawing, Catherine Murphy has exhibited extensively in the US over the course of her five-decade career, becoming renowned for a rigorous observational process that is centred on the everyday, her imagination and dreams, paired with an understanding of reality as a condition of constant flux and transition.

In her upcoming exhibition, Murphy will present a group of five paintings and two works on paper made between 2015-2021. Each of the works on view distil the artist’s idiosyncratic mode of representation, transfiguring domestic items with precision. Meticulously articulated shifts in surface texture, light and form are subject to subtle perspectival distortions, cropped, magnified, and tilted, exerting an internal gravity between actuality and illusion, rendering her subject anew for reencounter.

Widely celebrated within the US, the exhibition will mark the artist’s first dedicated solo presentation outside of her country.


St James's 8 Bury St, SW1Y 6AB